Today, we are going to release two new core updates for the IPFire firewall distribution.
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.
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.
New addon since the last core update: