IPFire Open-Source Linux Firewall Now Patched Against Intel MDS Vulnerabilities

IPFire 2.23 Core Update 132 is more like an emergency release that ships with an updated Linux kernel, version 4.14.120, which is patched against the recently disclosed Intel MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) security vulnerabilities known as RIDL, Fallout, and ZombieLoad, as well as an updated intel-microcode firmware, version 20190514. A new GUI was implemented as well in this IPFire release to notify users to which attacks their hardware is vulnerable and if mitigations are applied or not. IPFire 2.23 Core Update 132 also comes with a new graphical interface to allow users to configure VLAN interfaces for zones, as well as to set up a zone in bridge mode.