Upgrade Now if You’re Using CIFS

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If you are using CIFS/Windows shares on your FreeNAS 8.0.x system, you are urged to update to 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 immediately.

Earlier this week, a vulnerability was discovered in Samba that allows remote code execution as the root user from an anonymous connection. All versions of Samba were affected. You can read more about the vulnerability here.

Since FreeNAS uses Samba to provide CIFS/Windows shares, unpatched systems are susceptible to this vulnerability. 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 contains the necessary patch and is available for download here. Instructions for upgrading FreeNAS are in section 4.6 of the Guide.

FreeNAS at ILF

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There will be a FreeNAS presentation at Indiana LinuxFest on Saturday, April 14 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We will also be giving out FreeNAS CDs at the BSD booth in the expo area.

If you are interested in learning more about FreeBSD administration (the operating system FreeNAS is based upon), there is an all day course on FreeBSD for Linux System Administrators on Friday, April 13.

There is no cost to attend either the course or the conference. Pre-registration is encouraged so that you don’t have to wait in line to register when you arrive.