This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 104.
This update brings you a new kernel under the hood and a from scratch rewritten Guardian.
The Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.14.79 and brings you various bug-fixes, stability improvements and supports more hardware.
Gurdian is an Intrusion-Prevention-System that is hooked into Snort, the Intrusion Detection System. It reacts on reported events by blocking access for hosts where malicious traffic was detected to originate from. That enables IPFire to be a dynamic firewall and block any abuse or other unwanted behaviour automatically.
Since the old implementation was quite old and rather limited, Stefan Schantl started a complete rewrite which is faster, more efficient in resource usage and of course more reliable.
If you want to use Gurdian, you will have to install the
guardian add-on package.
This Core Update updates Snort to version 184.108.40.206.
p7zipfixes CVE-2016-2334, CVE-2016-2335
libvirthas been released as a new add-on. Read all about it on its IPFire Planet post.
freeradius, console configuration only
A note to all testers: Please reinstall the final update if you have not installed it from the testing tree within the last few days. During the time of testing this update, the image has been changed and additional bugs have been fixed.
We are currently crowdfunding a Captive Portal for IPFire and would like you to ask to check it out and support us!
Please help us to support the work on IPFire Project with your donation.
Published by Michael Tremer, September 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm