IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 117 released

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Thu Jan 4 19:31:38 CET 2018


Happy New Year,

the first Core Update is ready to be released today and it comes withh a huge
number of various bug and security fixes.

Thanks for the people who contributed to this Core Update by submitting their
patches and please help us to support everyones work by sending us your donation

OpenSSL 1.0.2n

One moderate and one low security vulnerability have been patched in OpenSSL
1.0.2n. The official security advisory can be found here.


* It is now possible to define the inactivity timeout time when an idle IPsec
  VPN tunnel is being closed
* Support for MODP groups with subgroups has been dropped
* Compression is now disabled by default because it is not very effective at
  all strongswan has been updated to 5.6.1


* It is now easier to route OpenVPN Roadwarrior Clients to IPsec VPN networks by
  choosing routes in each client’s configuration. This makes hub-and-spoke
  designs easier to configure.

Build toolchain

* Some build scripts have been refactored to clean up the build process and the
  toolchain has been moved from /tools to /tools_<arch>.
* nasm, the Net Assembler, has been updated to 2.13.2


* SSL compression and SSL session tickets have been disabled in Apache. This
  will improve the security of the web user interface.
* At various places, GeoIP information is available where IP addresses are shown
  and that information is useful to know
* Adding static routes over the web user interface has been fixed
* Some aesthetic issues on the captive portal configuration pages have been
  fixed and the captive portal is now working together with the proxy in
  transparent mode
* Syslogging to a remove server can now be configured to either use TCP or UDP


* Samba has been updated to fix several security issues
* mc has been updated to 4.8.20
* nano has been updated to 2.9.1
* sslscan, vsftpd and Pound have been dropped because they are not maintained
  upstream any more and incompatible with OpenSSL 1.1.0

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