IPFire 2.29 - Core Update 184 released

by Michael Tremer, March 15

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We are celebrating the next release of IPFire: Version 2.29 - Core Update 184. This release comes with a number of improvements around the entire operating system and a large number of packages updates. Although this change log isn't the longest, this update packs a lot of important changes and we recommend to install while it is still hot!

If you like to support the developers, please donate. It really helps a lot to keep you bringing these updates and making IPFire a little bit better every day!

What's in it?

  • Intrusion Prevention System: Suricata has been updated to version 6.0.16 which fixes a number of vulnerabilities
  • It is now possible to individually enable logging for packets from and to hostile networks. This allows for easier monitoring of compromised systems on the local network without a lot of noise from portscans and similar things from the Internet. They are also graphed individually in the firewall hits graph.
  • A bug has been fixed in the installer: The process now fails if the boot loader could not be installed, when before, the installation completed successfully but left a newly installed system unbootable.
  • Updated packages: acl 2.3.2, attr 2.5.2, bash 5.2.26, BIND 9.16.48, dhcpcd 10.0.6, diffutils 3.10, dmidecode 3.5, ed 1.20, expat 2.6.0 (CVE-2023-52425, CVE-2023-52426), file 5.45, fmt 10.2.1, gettext 0.22.4, GnuTLS 3.8.3 (CVE-2024-0553, CVE-2024-0567), help2man 1.49.3, iana-etc 20240125, iproute2 6.7.0, ipset 7.19, iputils 20240117, libhtp 0.5.46, libidn 1.42, libpng 1.6.41, libtalloc 2.4.1, libyang 2.1.148, lvm2 2.03.23, lzip 1.24, memtest86+ 7.0.0, PAM 1.6.0, pixman 43.0, poppler 24.01.0, readline 8.2.10, shadow 4.14.3, SQLite 3.45.1, squid 6.7, suricata 6.0.16, unbound 1.19.1 (CVE-2023-50387 & CVE-2023-50868), vnstat 2.12, xz 5.4.6, zlib 1.3.1


  • Updated add-ons: bird 2.14, borgbackup 1.2.7 (CVE-2023-36811), FRR 9.1 (CVE-2023-47235, CVE-2023-47235), HAProxy 2.9.2, libvirt 10.0.0 (CVE-2023-3750), lshw B.02.00, mc 4.8.31, stunnel 5.71, transmission 4.0.5, VDR 2.6.6 + Plugins, wavemon 0.9.5
  • mympd is a new package which provides a web user interface to mpd