Today, we are going to release two new core updates for the IPFire firewall distribution.

Core Update 54: Minor feature enhancements and bugfixes

This core update comes with some updates for network hardware, that will give more speed and reliability. The web proxy service has been updated as well and consumes less memory in some occasions among other improvements.

The intrusion detection system rules download is working again for the latest ruleset and the hardware status section on the web user interface recognizes more harddrives.

In particular, you will find these updates in this core update.

Package updates:

  • squid 3.1.18
  • snort 2.9.1.2 (daq 0.6.2)
  • smartmontools (5.42)

Network drivers:

  • Intel network drivers (igb 3.2.10, e1000 8.0.53, e1000e 1.6.3)
  • ath9k-htc (USB) firmware 1.3
  • Timezone and hardware database
  • GeoIP database

Small bugfixes:

  • Syntax error in DHCP client script
  • H.323 connection tracking modules are not loaded when the system starts

Core Update 55: 6 security updates in openssl

Two days ago, six security issues have been fixed in the openssl package: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20120104.txt, which did not make it for core update 54 that was already finished in quality testing.
openssh has also been updated to version 5.9p1.

Altogether there is not much exciting stuff in here, but we recommend to install both updates as soon as possible and recommend to reboot IPFire afterwards.

If you like, you may express your appreciation for these updates by making a donation which will be used to found the ARM development and server costs.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this core updates. The full changelogs can be seen here: Core 54, Core 55.

New addon since the last core update:

Michael Tremer - January 7, 2012 at 8:00 am