IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 119 released

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Tue Mar 13 21:17:07 GMT 2018


This is the release announcement for IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 119. It
updates the toolchain of the distribution and fixes a number of smaller
bug and security issues. Therefore this update is another one of a
series of general housekeeping updates to make IPFire better, faster
and of course more secure!

Thanks for the people who contributed to this Core Update by submitting
their patches and please help us to support everyone’s work with your

Toolchain Updates

The toolchain is a collection of programs that is used to build the
distribution. One of the most important one is the compiler GCC which
has been updated to version 7.3.0 which mainly adds support for
retpoline. This is needed to build protection against Spectre into
newer kernels.

The main C library, glibc, has been updated to version 2.27 and brings
various stability fixes, performance improvents and bug fixes.

Other toolchain packages that have been updated: binutils 2.30, ccache
3.4.1, diffutils 3.1.6, swig 3.0.12

Security-Relevant Changes

* On the OpenVPN configuration page, ciphers that are considered weak
  are now marked as such and we do not recommend using any of these.
* strongswan’s certificate parser had a vulnerability (CVE-2018-6459)
* Programs that use the C++ standard library are being recompiled to
  perform extra out-of-bounds checks that are cheap, but add some
  extra security.
* dma, the Dragonfly Mail Agent, was hardcoded to only use TLSv1.0
  which has been patched to always use the best available protocol
  version of TLS that is available.
* The Apache server signature is now fully hidden


* Reverse lookup zones did not work and have been fixed
* IPsec subnets for tunnels that route multiple networks are now shown
  correctly on the start page
* Updated packages: hostname 3.20, iproute2 4.14.1, pam 1.30.0
* Support for ISDN was removed
* Userspace tools for I2C busses have been added


The following packages have been updated: asterisk 13.18.5, bacula
9.0.6, bwm-ng 0.6.1-f54b3fa, flac 1.3.2, haproxy 1.8.0, nginx 1.13.7,
nut 2.7.4, openvmtools 10.2.0, postfix 3.2.4, powertop 2.9, sarg
2.3.11, stunnel 5.44

These packages have been dropped and will be removed with this Core
Update: lcr, mysql which was very outdated and is not needed by any

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