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FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 Released to Include New Version of Samba with Security Fixes.

A new version of Samaba, the open source implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol that enables file and print sharing between FreeNAS and Windows, has been released to fix a nine year old security vulnerability that allows remote code execution as the “root” user from an anonymous connection.

FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 has been released with Samba 3.6.4 to addresses this critical security flaw.


  1. Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.4 to address CVE-2012-1182 which is a critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are urged to upgrade.
  2. Create the ldap and nss secret files when LDAP integration is enabled.
  3. Ensure the configuration database is not world readable.
  4. Remove failsafe from the PAM group file, this prevents a situation where the wheel group being empty allowed any user to su to root.

8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 also contains a GUI enhancement where  selecting reboot now causes the screen to turn red during the confirmation dialog, adding emphasis to the fact that this operation will affect availability.

FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 is now available for immediate download from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.4/

This update is critical for anyone using FreeNAS with CIFS.

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  1. April 18th, 2012 at 08:21 | #1

    The flash drive with the FreeNAS 8.0 installation just crashed few days ago.
    By reason of lacking of any saved config files I was deeply concerned about my RAIDZ volume where is located wife’s web site. She will kill me if something go wrong with her site.
    I installed a 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 , made the config properly and connected the hard drives where is my RAIDZ located . With a crouched heart and treble hand I hit the big button named “import volume” :-) .
    Voila ! My old volume was imported flawlessly and now working like a charm .
    Big thanks to guys behind Freenas,clearly they’re heading in a the right direction,so much improvements in GUI and bug fixes from v 8.0!

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