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Conel OS 6.1.5 released


Written by Jan Otte, Friday 5 January 2018

New year, new bunch of fixes. Well, actually the new firmware was cooked before Christmas Eve so it was kind of a present...

To make a long story short, 6.1.5 is released for the majority of routers - usual exceptions applies (Spectre v2, SR305, SL302, see firmware distribution overview).

Pointing out a few notable changes:

  • Fixes for multiple Wifi vulnerabilies (KRACK and other CVEs).
  • All sensitive information in the text dialogs like passwords and pre-shared keys is now not visible in the UI so nobody looking over the shoulder is able to spot passwords.
  • IPSEC fixes - improved stability plus compatibility with Checkpoint VPN when IKEv2 is used.
  • Emergency reboot procedure was added when unrecoverable state of router is detected - it is able of doing a soft reboot before the regular watchdog jumps in with a hard reboot.
  • New protocols are selectable in firewall configuration - GRE and ESP.
  • Smaller fixes and other security-related fixes. For a complete list, see release notes.

You can find all the firmware files including release notes on usual place - https://ep.advantech-bb.cz/firmware/6.1.5 or on particular product pages.