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Koozali SME Server 9.1 Final - Release Announcement and Notes
« on: December 10, 2015, 12:46:03 AM »
Koozali SME Server 9.1 Final

Koozali is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Koozali SME Server distribution. SME Server is intended for use on servers in small and medium businesses and is based on CentOS. The latest release, SME Server 9.1, provides users with an update to the distribution's 9.x series and is based on CentOS 6.x. SME Server 9.1 introduces support for Windows 10 domains and includes OpenSSL packages from the project's upstream distribution. Release notes on SME Server 9.1 including help on upgrades can be found at http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server:9.1. Please note Upstream policy Production Phases 1, 2, and 3  on EL6. CentOS-6 updates until November 30, 2020. The Koozali team recommends that you start moving workloads from SME Server 8 to SME Server 9.1.

Further information can be found in the Wiki pages http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server:9.1

Download: smeserver-9.0-x86_64 http://mirror.contribs.org/releases/9.1/

Please note it may take up to 48 hours for mirrors to finish syncing,
during this time you may experience problems.

Koozali SME Server 9.1 Final Release Notes
09 Dec 2015

The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce
the release of SME Server 9.1 which is based on CentOS 6.7.

SME9.1 incorporates only very minor changes from SME9.1rc1

CentOS 6.# has an EOL of 20 Nov 2020.

Bug reports and reports of potential bugs should be raised in the bug
tracker (and only there, please);


You can download SME Server 9.1 from
or for other methods see http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server:Download

Please note it may take up to 48 hours for mirrors to finish syncing,
during this time you may experience problems.

About SME Server
SME Server is the leading Linux distribution for small and medium
enterprises. SME Server is brought to you by Koozali Foundation, Inc.,
a non-profit corporation that exists to provide marketing and legal support
for SME Server.

SME Server is freely available under the GNU General Public License and
is only possible through the efforts of the SME Server community.

However, the availability and quality of SME Server is dependent on
meeting our expenses, such as hosting costs, server hardware, etc.

As such, we ask for a donation to offset costs and fund further development.

a) If you are a school, a church, a non-profit organisation or an individual
using SME Server for private purposes, we would appreciate you to contribute
within your means toward the costs associated with hosting, maintenance and

b) If you are a company or an integrator and you are deploying SME Server in
the course of your work to generate revenue, we expect you to make a donation
commensurate with the level of revenue you generate and the number of servers
your have in the field. Please, help the project

Please visit http://wiki.contribs.org/Donate to donate.

Koozali Inc is happy to supply an invoice for any donations received,
simply email treasurer@koozali.org

In-place upgrades are not supported from SME8.#. It is necessary to backup and then restore.
/boot partition is always RAID 1.

In-place upgrades to SME 9.1" *are* supported - from 9.0 only.

The spare handling for RAID arrays is not implemented.

USB installs are now supported, see:

Minimal changes have been made from SME9.1rc1

Major changes in this release
Added functionality to use a Dummy NIC for the internal interface.
Set the check update frequency of smecontribs through the server-manager.
Disable SSLv3.
Added Windows 10 support for SME Domain.

Changes in this release
Only the changes since SME Server 9.0 are listed, mainly
autogenerated from the changelogs.

Packages altered by Centos, Redhat, and Fedora-associated developers are
not included.

 - dar new upstream version
 - dar add pkgconfig
 - The mountpoint is tested before attempting the console backup
 - Workstation Backup, do not fail backup for mtime/ctime mismatch
 - Change the sub checkMount() to findmnt Ian Wells <esmith@wellsi.com>
 - Add requires nfs-utils
 - The nfs service is neither started or allowed to start
 - Don't remove the apache group during restore

File Server
 - The samba performance registry is now added in the win10samba.reg
 - Fix samba audit parameters
   Patch from Jorge Gonzalez
   Replace syslog template to rsyslog so samba audits are logged in the correct
- The samba performance registry is now added in the win10samba.reg
   Corrected typo in patch of bad character '“', relative to roaming profile
   Roaming profiles follow Windows version (.V2,.V3,.V4,.V5)   
   added W10 support to SME Domain
 - Added e-smith-samba-2.4.0.bz9048.RoamingProfileForW8.patch
   Modified the registry file for roaming profile with W8
   Roaming profiles follow Windows version (.V2,.V3,.V4,.V5)
 - Add dependency on perl(Crypt::Cracklib), needed for ftpasswd --use-cracklib
   Add -utils subpackage for support tools (#1258440), using a sub-package to
   ensure that the main package does not require perl
   Update ftpasswd to version from proftpd 1.3.5a for additional functionality
   (SHA passwords, locking and unlocking of accounts)

 - Remove size limit for search result
 - Make pdbedit output independent from locale and timezone so it can be
 - Symlink /etc/init.d/ldap to /usr/bin/sv
 - Chown all DB files to ldap before staring slapd
 - Set checkpoint in slapd.conf instead of DB_CONFIG
 - Stop ldap on shutdown (rc0 and rc6)
 - Don't overwrite the ldif dump if slapcat's output is empty
   (code from Charlie Brady)
 - Run db_recover on startup
 - Don't wipe LDAP DB when the ldif dump is empty

 - apply locale smeserver-locale-2.4.0-locale-2015-07-12.patch
 - apply locale smeserver-locale-2.4.0-locale-2015-07-01.patch
 - apply locale 2015-03-14 patch from pootle
 - apply locale 2014-12-25 patch from pootle

Mail Server
 - ClamAV Updated to release 0.98.7
 - Remove the patch e-smith-email-5.4.0-UEsDBBQDAAAIA-new-signature.patch
 - Add new zip file signatures to default mailpatterns database : UEsDBBQDAAAIA
 - Add new zip file signatures to default mailpatterns database : ZIPVOSX & ZIPV3
 - Disable fips mode on stunnel
 - Use stunnel instead of sslio to support TLS
 - Revert forcing TLSv1 patch as it breaks some inbound delivery
 - Revert whitelist_soft dnsbl as it hasn't been verified yet and we need to
   push the fix for TLSv1
 - Modify whitelist_soft transaction to interact with dnsbl filter
   by John Crisp <jcrisp@safeandsoundit.co.uk>
 - Force usage of TLSv1
 - Increase MemLimit to 700M for clamav-0.98
 - Allow custom passdb args
 - allow IP relayclient stored by DB
   Code from Stefano ZAmboni <zamboni@mind-at-work.it>
   & Charlie Brady <charlieb-contribs-bugzilla@budge.apana.org.au>
 - allow IP relayclient stored by DB
   Code from Stefano ZAmboni <zamboni@mind-at-work.it>

Server manager
 - fix gzfile accept paths with NUL character #1213407
 - fix patch for CVE-2015-4024
 - fix more functions accept paths with NUL character #1213407
 - soap: missing fix for #1222538 and #1204868
 - core: fix multipart/form-data request can use excessive
   amount of CPU usage CVE-2015-4024
 - fix various functions accept paths with NUL character
   CVE-2015-4026, #1213407
 - ftp: fix integer overflow leading to heap overflow when
   reading FTP file listing CVE-2015-4022
 - phar: fix buffer over-read in metadata parsing CVE-2015-2783
 - phar: invalid pointer free() in phar_tar_process_metadata()
 - phar: fix buffer overflow in phar_set_inode() CVE-2015-3329
 - phar: fix memory corruption in phar_parse_tarfile caused by
   empty entry file name CVE-2015-4021
 - soap: more fix type confusion through unserialize #1222538
 - soap: more fix type confusion through unserialize #1204868
 - core: fix double in zend_ts_hash_graceful_destroy CVE-2014-9425
 - core: fix use-after-free in unserialize CVE-2015-2787
 - exif: fix free on unitialized pointer CVE-2015-0232
 - gd: fix buffer read overflow in gd_gif.c CVE-2014-9709
 - date: fix use after free vulnerability in unserialize CVE-2015-0273
 - enchant: fix heap buffer overflow in enchant_broker_request_dict
 - phar: use after free in phar_object.c CVE-2015-2301
 - soap: fix type confusion through unserialize
 - fileinfo: fix out-of-bounds read in elf note headers. CVE-2014-3710
 - xmlrpc: fix out-of-bounds read flaw in mkgmtime() CVE-2014-3668
 - core: fix integer overflow in unserialize() CVE-2014-3669
 - exif: fix heap corruption issue in exif_thumbnail() CVE-2014-3670
 - spl: fix use-after-free in ArrayIterator due to object
   change during sorting. CVE-2014-4698
 - spl: fix use-after-free in SPL Iterators. CVE-2014-4670
 - gd: fix NULL pointer dereference in gdImageCreateFromXpm.
 - fileinfo: fix incomplete fix for CVE-2012-1571 in
   cdf_read_property_info. CVE-2014-3587
 - core: fix incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4049 DNS TXT
   record parsing. CVE-2014-3597
 - core: type confusion issue in phpinfo(). CVE-2014-4721
 - date: fix heap-based buffer over-read in DateInterval. CVE-2013-6712
 - core: fix heap-based buffer overflow in DNS TXT record parsing.
 - core: unserialize() SPL ArrayObject / SPLObjectStorage type
   confusion flaw. CVE-2014-3515
 - fileinfo: out-of-bounds memory access in fileinfo. CVE-2014-2270
 - fileinfo: unrestricted recursion in handling of indirect type
   rules. CVE-2014-1943
 - fileinfo: out of bounds read in CDF parser. CVE-2012-1571
 - fileinfo: cdf_check_stream_offset boundary check. CVE-2014-3479
 - fileinfo: cdf_count_chain insufficient boundary check. CVE-2014-3480
 - fileinfo: cdf_unpack_summary_info() excessive looping
   DoS. CVE-2014-0237
 - fileinfo: CDF property info parsing nelements infinite
   loop. CVE-2014-0238
 - add php_get_module_initialized internal function (#1053301)
 - soap: fixRFC2616 transgression (#1045019)
 - fix static calling in non-static method (#953786)
 - fix autoload called from closing session (#954027)
 - drop unneeded part of CVE-2006-724.patch and fileinfo.patch
   extension not provided or git binary patches (#1064027)
 - odbc: fix incompatible pointer type (#1053982)
 - mysqli: fix possible segfault in mysqli_stmt::bind_result
   php bug 66762 (#1069167)
 - mysql: fix php_mysql_fetch_hash writes long value into int
   php bug 52636 (#1054953)

Web Server
 - DIsable SSLv3
 - Revert CRIME mitigation patch, as it's not needed
 - Mitigate CVE-2012-4929
 - Turn SSLEngine on in the SSL vhost (ProxyPassVirtualHosts)
 - Remove obsolete gpc_order setting from php.ini.
 - Add an upload_tmp_folder setting by db command
 - Thanks to Michael McCarn and Jean-philippe Pialasse

Other fixes and updates
 - Update /etc/mime.types templates
 - Use sha256 algorithm for signature of SSL cert.
 - Added new createlinks function event_templates event_actions event_services
 - Don't claim to own /sbin and /sbin/e-smith
 - display variable name in the server-manager $domainName, $domainDesc $domain
 - Revert the upload_tmp_folder patch as it needs some more work
 - Add dummy NIC support as InternalInterface
 - Only fire the ip-change event when IP is assigned to WAN nic
   (Code by Charlie Brady and John Crisp)
 - Only reset service access when switching to or from private server mode
   (Code by Charlie Brady)
 - When quiting the console app with unsaved changes set the default selected
   answer to NO
 - Added a comment to specify the real configuration file of dhcpd
 - Modified the patch of daniel e-smith-base-5.6.0-ensure_apache_alias_www.patch
 - Ensure www group exists and that apache is an alias of www
 - Check where running runlevel 4, not 7 in service wrapper
 - Correctly update NIC configuration on single NIC systems
 - Symlink udev-post service in rc7
 - Fix PPPoE after a post-upgrade
 - Remove dependency on microcode_ctl
 - Prevent emailing about the normal, weekly, checks of RAID arrays, by Mark    Casey
 - Don't claim to own /sbin and /sbin/e-smith
 - Add an upload_tmp_folder setting by db command
   Thanks to Michael McCarn and Jean-philippe Pialasse
 - the folder /tmp is created by the event init-ibays
 - the event ibay-modify create/chown/chmod the folder /tmp
 - Add an upload_tmp_folder setting by db command
   Thanks to Michael McCarn and Jean-philippe Pialasse
 - Force SSL following ibays settings to the relevant domain
 - Perl::critic syntax modifications
 - Add more PHP options to ibays only by db commands
 - Add SSLRequireSSL to ibays when SSL is set to enabled
 - Allow the admin upsd in /etc/hosts.allow
 - Creation Admin Privilege for use of upscmd & upsrw
 - Remove obsolete directives {allowfrom}
 - Access property created (default value is 'localhost')
 - Remove obsolete directives {ACL,ACCEPT,REJECT} and switch to LISTEN
   in /etc/ups/upsd.conf
 - Allow NUT in /etc/hosts.allow and in /etc/services
   Code change from Daniel B.<daniel@firewall-services.com>
 - Revert the patch e-smith-tinydns-2.4.0_add_hostname_following_dhcpdleases_hostname.patch
 - Duplicate hostnames with different IP are not used, a warn in log is printed
 - The server hostname can not be used by a dhcp client, a warning in log is printed
 - Changed the name of /tmp/dhcpd.leases to /tmp/tmpdhcpd.leases
   when the dhcpd lease is modified
 - Do template-expand of /var/service/tinydns/root/data
 - Do sigus1 of dhcp-dns & dnscache
 - Forked DHCPparse for parsing the end of lease and remove old entry of dnscache
 - Require perl-Text-DHCPparse removed
 - Timestamp added in tinydns, the entry in dnscache is cleared when the lease is over
 - Add new feature 'Parse dhcpd.leases and feed to tinydns'
 - e-smith-tinydns-2.4.0_add_hostname_following_dhcpdleases_hostname.patch
   made from the solution of Stefano Zamboni
 - Make slapd service an alias for ldap
 - Switched to sysvinit from systemd (it's rhel-6)
 - Fixed license tag Related: rhbz#632853
 - pptpd New version
 - Dropped pppd-unbundle patch (upstreamed)
 - Various fixes according to Fedora review Related: rhbz#632853
 - Modified for Fedora Resolves: rhbz#632853
 - Update to upstream version 2.3.4, which fixes CVE-2012-3478 and CVE-2012-2252
 - Updated rsync-protocol.patch to fix CVE-2012-2251, and to apply on top of the
   CVE-2012-3478 and CVE-2012-2252 fixes.
 - Updated makefile.patch to preserve RPM CFLAGS.
 - Added command-line-error.patch (from Debian), correcting error message
   generated when insecure command line option is used (CVE-2012-3478 fix
 - Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Mass_Rebuild
 - Add patch for rsync3 compat (#485946)
 - Update runit to 2.1.2
 - Remove now uneeded obsolete directives
 - Remove openssl from the Exclude list of centos repo
 - Add a default Yum db property for check4contribsupdates
 - Added a check-update for the smecontribs repository
 - Move protected package list to the correct location

General features
- Based on CentOS 6.7 and all available updates

Terry Fage
On behalf of the SME Server development team

« Last Edit: December 10, 2015, 01:07:56 AM by TerryF »
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