FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 is Now Available for Testing

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FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 is now available for download and testing. The plugin architecture has changed significantly since BETA2 and the wiki documentation will be updated over the next week or so as this beta’s plugin architecture is tested and documented. If you find outdated wiki documentation, either be patient or create a wiki account in order to assist with the documentation. If you find a bug in BETA3, please submit a ticket after reading the section on how to submit a bug report.

The other significant change in this beta is the patch to support istgt (iSCSI) reload. Note that  target reload is supported for adding and removing (but not changing) targets on the fly. Since the Logical Unit Controller (LUC) is used for this, reload will not function if the LUC is not enabled.

The forum announcement containing the release notes for BETA3 is here.

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.