Announcing FreeNAS 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1
FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 is now available for immediate download from:
FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 contains Samba 3.6.4, which addresses the
critical security flaw in CVE-2012-1182.
This update is critical for anyone using CIFS.
A small handful of other fixes since 8.0.4-RELEASE have been included
in this release.
Release Notes for FreeNAS 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1
*** IMPORTANT ***
– – The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB
storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from
BETA3, BETA4, or RC1 but upgrades from earlier releases can only be
done from the CD. The other option is to save the config, reinstall
the new version, then restore the config.
– – FreeBSD can be really touchy with hardware. Please be sure to update
your BIOS/BMC firmware when upgrading / installing FreeNAS if you run
into OS hang issues. There have been cases identified where a BIOS
upgrade has fixed driver hangs, and/or other issues with FreeNAS; one
such example was with an Intel 82578DC motherboard, as noted in the
FreeNAS 8 forum thread titled “8.0.3-RELEASE coming soon..”:
http://bit.ly/rq78Q3 , post # 70-88. Again, please only do this if you
experience booting / runtime issues, as some vendors don’t test
FreeBSD interoperability as much as others between major firmware
– – Previous builds were branded as i386/amd64 (32-bit and 64-bit
respectively). 8.0.3-RC1+ rebranded the architectures as x86 and x64,
– – 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 images advertised CIFS shares to Macs by default but
8.0.3 and later images don’t advertise CIFS shares by default. If you
want to advertise CIFS shares in 8.0.3 and later, be sure to turn on
“Zeroconf” support in the CIFS global settings.
– – Builds prior to 8.0.3-RELEASE with ‘CIFS’ didn’t actually have AIO
(asynchronous I/O) enabled. So, if you experience performance
degradation after upgrading from prior versions of FreeNAS to
8.0.3-RELEASE or newer, turn off AIO or tune the AIO size from ‘1’ to
something more reasonable (the new default in 8.0.3-RELEASE-p1 is 4096
Changes since 8.0.4-RELEASE:
1. Selecting reboot now causes the screen to turn red during the
confirmation dialog, adding emphasis to the fact that this operation
will affect availability.
1. Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.4 to address CVE-2012-1182 which is a
critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are
urged to upgrade.
2. Create the ldap and nss secret files when LDAP integration is
3. Ensure the configuration database is not world readable.
4. Remove failsafe from the PAM group file, this prevents a situation
where the wheel group being empty allowed any user to su to root.
Director of IT, iXsystems
Servers For Open Source http://www.ixsystems.com
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