Michael Tremer

KRACK Attack: Updates are on their way
by Michael Tremer, 9 hours ago

Hello Community,

a team of researchers has discovered a number of vulnerabilities in WPA2 which are essentially exploitable on any device that has WiFi. All the details are over here. Congratulations! Excellent work!

I have patched the relevant packages in IPFire already with the patches provided by their developers, but it takes a while to compile everything together.

So packages are available for the x86_64 architecture right now, i586 will be available today and ARM architectures will receive updated packages no later than tomorrow. I will update this information right here when ever something changes.

Michael Tremer

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 114 is available for testing
by Michael Tremer, September 25

The latest Core Update brings some changes under the hood and modernises the base system. On top of that, minor issues are being fixed and some packages have been updated.

Apache 2.4

The web server that runs the web user interface is Apache, which now has been updated from 2.2 to the more recent 2.4 version. This mainly patches some security issues that would potentially have arisen since Apache 2.2 is no longer maintained.

We have also migrated from the prefork modul to the MPM event system which reduces the amount of processes running and reduces the memory footprint of the web user interface and some features like the update accelerator.

Overall, this is change is not significant from the end-user perspective, but has been necessary to modernise the distribution and make it fit for the future. Thanks for Wolfgang Apolinarski who has been spearheading this update.

Manual Action Required! For all users that have installed own Virtual Hosts in Apache, the web user interface won’t restart after the update. Please update the configuration files to the new configuration file format of Apache 2.4 and then restart the system. All IPFire add-ons will of course be automatically migrated.

A potential information leak has also been closed where the version of the IPFire system could be obtained from the local network without logging in to the web user interface.

Cosmetic Changes

Matthias Fischer and Peter Müller have been working on improving the appearance of the web user interface with their attention to some details. Among those are changes to the Wireless Access Point and Proxy pages as well as many improvements of the German translation which removes typos and rewords many things for better localisation.

Updated Packages


As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update.

Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.

Michael Tremer

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 113 is available for testing
by Michael Tremer, August 24

Hello Community!

Core Update 113 is finally ready for testing. The changelog is rather short, but comes with a big new feature:

Who Is Online?

Who Is Online? (or WIO in short) has finally arrived on IPFire. It has been ported by the original author Stephan Feddersen and Alex Marx and is available as a usual add-on package called wio.

It is a builtin monitoring service for the local network showing what devices are connected, which ones are online and can also send alarms on various events. Give it a try!

Misc.

Add-Ons


As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update.

Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.

Michael Tremer

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 112 is available for testing
by Michael Tremer, July 12

Hello Community,

the next Core Update is ready for testing. Unfortunately it is a little bit behind schedule since we had some last-minute changes which I have not been able to sort out in time because of loads of travelling. But now, everything is finally up to our standards and should be ready for shipment, but before we do that, we will of course have a time for our experienced testers to confirm that we did not introduce any other regressions.

This Core Update mainly comes with updates under the hood. Core system libraries have been updated to new major versions and the build toolchain got major updates. These are:

Misc.

Add-ons

Updated

Dropped


As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update.

Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.

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