pfSense 2.3.1 Just Got its Fifth Maintenance Update
We have heard and seen a lot of firewall distributions but one that doesn’t seem to be amongst the top of any users which list is the pfSense. Seeing that their distribution is on high demand, the folks over at pfSense has just pushed out their fifth maintenance update to the pfSense 2.3.1.
The pfSense 2.3.1_5 is not that much of a huge update when compared to the last one as it fixes just minor bugs experienced by users of the last build that was launched just a month ago. We should be expecting more and more of theses updates since maintainers are allowed to patch only individual parts of the system tackling one problem to the next.
When Chris Buechler announced the availability of the pfSense 2.3.1_5 in the announcement he made recently, he went on to emphasis the importance of this new update by telling us to “Note that updates 2 through 4 were internal-only. This includes two security fixes to the web GUI, and 7 other bug fixes. The 2.3.1-RELEASE change list has been updated with an Update 5 section specifying the changes,”
Take a look at the changelog below and see what the new update 5 has to offer.
Fixed command injection vulnerability in auth.inc via User Manager.
Fixed command injection vulnerability in pkg_mgr_install.php id parameter.
Upgraded PHP to 5.6.22
Fixed Captive Portal redirect hangs caused by longer keepalive_timeout in nginx.
Fixed DDNS PTR zone in dhcpd.conf with third octet of 0.
Fixed save and reset buttons on load balancer status page.
Fixed schedule editing on firewall rules page.
Allow “-” character in TFTP server field on DHCP Server page.
Allow “-” and “_” characters in system tunables.
Fixed changing of link type on PPPs edit screen.
Fixed setting of “RADIUS issued IPs” on L2TP page.
Restored apply changes button for interface mismatch post-config restore.
Fixed display of Outbound NAT port aliases.
Fixed schedule edit allowing invalid time range.
If you are not yet user of pfSense than you are missing out on the best firewall experience for your machine. Head over to pfSense.org and download the 2.3.1 build, install the 5th update then reboot your system and you are good to go.