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pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE-p1 and 2.3.5-RELEASE-p2 now available

by Jim Pingle on May 14, 2018

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software versions 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.5-p2, now available for upgrades! pfSense software versions 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.5-p2 are maintenance releases bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in the pfSense 2.4.3 and 2.3.5-p1 releases. Highlights This release includes several important security patches, including the issues discussed last week: FreeBSD Security Advisory...

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pfSense® software and the three CVEs announced today

by Jim Thompson on May 08, 2018

Netgate has performed an assessment of today’s announced vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-8897, CVE-2018-6920, and CVE-2018-6921. We have determined that most users of pfSense® Software have no reason to be concerned. As with Meltdown and Spectre, most pfSense use cases are unaffected, except those with untrusted local users or a multi-tenant context. However, snapshots will be available shortly with the patches applied for...

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DNS over TLS with pfSense

by Ivor Kreso on April 03, 2018

This is the first blog post in our new series, Tips and Tricks. Cloudflare’s new DNS service has a lot of industry attention, so we wanted to offer a quick guide that covers setting up your DNS servers in pfSense, including configuring DNS over TLS. In addition to Cloudflare DNS servers, the following guide also applies to Quad9 DNS service....

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pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE now available

by Jim Pingle on March 29, 2018

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.3, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.3 brings security patches, several new features, support for new Netgate hardware models, and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Highlights This release includes...

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Introducing the XG-7100 1U pfSense Security Gateway Appliance

by Doug McIntire on February 15, 2018

You might have heard about our new XG-7100 1U pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance. It was mentioned in our February newsletter. For a quick synopsis, read on… The XG-7100 1U will be the new entry point to the Netgate® rackmount appliance line up. It is positioned as the successor to the SG-4860 1U and SG-8860 1U, both of which are now...

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QNAP to add pfSense to its products

by Doug McIntire on January 10, 2018

You may have noticed this press release today from QNAP. Here’s the short story. QNAP sells Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. Their products also have an application store - known as Virtualization Station - that enables their customers to run free and paid business applications on the NAS. In essence this creates what can be called a “data center in...

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An update on Meltdown and Spectre

by Jim Thompson on January 08, 2018

We have previously issued a short statement with preliminary analysis of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. This post is an update now that we have an official statement from the FreeBSD project. So far, there are three known variants of the issue: Variant 1: bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) Variant 2: branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715) Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754)...

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pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 and 2.3.5-RELEASE-p1 now available

by Jim Pingle on December 14, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software versions 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.5-p1, now available for upgrades! pfSense software versions 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.5-p1 are maintenance releases bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in the pfSense 2.4.2 and 2.3.5 releases. Highlights This release includes several important security patches: Updated OpenSSL for CVE-2017-3737 and CVE-2017-3738 / FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl (2.4.x...

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Application Detection on pfSense® Software

by Jim Thompson on December 06, 2017

Thanks to the Snort package and OpenAppID, pfSense is now application-aware. This layer 7 functionality arrives through an upgraded version of the Snort package for pfSense software. Maintained by Bill Meeks, the Snort package has been available for many years and is one of our most popular packages. Thanks to his continued efforts, as well as those of Demair Ramos,...

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pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE now available

by Jim Pingle on November 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.2, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Highlights In case you missed the pfSense 2.4.0 and...

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