Release date: December 7, 2017
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Serv-U 15.1.6. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Serv-U, see Previous Version documentation.
NPAPI is now deprecated in Google Chrome. This means Web Client Pro will not function in Google Chrome. As a workaround, access Web Client Pro using another browser.
New features and improvements in Serv-U
Serv-U 15.1.6 includes the following new features and updates:
- Support for Explicit SSL when connected to SMTP server
- Support for HTTP Strict Transport Security
- Support for Elliptic-curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) key exchange
- Forward secrecy is enabled by default (new installations only)
- TLS 1.0 is disabled by default (new installations only)
- Disabled SSL/TLS ciphers based on 64-bit block size (new installations only)
- Support for Secure LDAP protocol (Windows installation only)
- Various bug and security fixes described below.
Previous 15.1.x releases
Serv-U 15.1.5 was a service release containing security fixes, described in the Fixed Issues section.
Serv-U 15.1.4 was a service release containing two hotfixes, described in the Fixed Issues section.
Serv-U 15.1.3 was a service release containing two hotfixes, described in the Fixed Issues section.
Serv-U 15.1.2 included the following new features and improvements:
- Improved SMTP configuration experience
When setting up an SMTP server, it is now possible to send test emails to verify the SMTP configuration.
- Security improvements
Serv-UServ-U now supports TLS 1.1 and 1.2, and also supports 15 new cipher suites.
- Redesigned Mobile Web Client and other design enhancements
The Mobile Web Client now comes in enhanced design, matching the general look and feel of Serv-U.Serv-U.
- Updated default web client settings
It is now possible to set up Web Client Pro as the default web client.
- Enhanced event management
New Serv-U event providing the option to get a notification when a file is moved automatically by the server.Serv-U event providing the option to get a notification when a file is moved automatically by the server.
|961565, 1183341, 887731, 1123968, 1125053, 901145, 1091444, 1131439, 1080928, 796814, 799615, 787936, 1036534||Fixed an issue with limited top level domain.|
|1050275||Fixed an issue with long timeout where LDAP server was unavailable|
|166489, 1126605, 914000||Fixed an issue with SSH Ciphers description.|
|1186645, 979487||Fixed an impersonation issue during downloads.|
|1039205||Fixed an issue with password stale event.|
|1086638, 1209329||Fixed an issue with special characters in File Sharing notification template.|
|1129144, 1115351||Fixed a possible crash of Gateway.|
|1163543||Fixed an issue with user creation wizard.|
|1123779||Fixed a memory leak issue related to SFTP sessions.|
|1231876, 1233371, 1209874||Fixed broken links to support site.|
|1124857, 1181653, 1215831, 1223871, 1230986, 1241567, 1326419||Fixed an issue with bare line feed character.|
Serv-U 15.1.5 fixes the following issues.
|1110916||Fixed potential vulnerability with unauthenticated privilege escalation Reported by – Trustwave SpiderLabs Contact - Leopold von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski|
|904433, 804380||Fixed an issue with possibility of unauthorized access to the files in installation folder on web server. Reported by – www.netspi.com Contact - Cody Wass (Cody. Wass@netspi.com)|
|1065565, 1061848, 1056263, 1054225, 1090081, 1045088||Fixed an issue where domain users were not able to login when ldap suffix was used.|
|741595||Fixed a memory leak issue that occurred during LDAP authentication.|
|951099, 1065736, 1022993||Fixed a memory leak issue that occurred during SFTP session.|
|882524, 909979, 871563, 867742, 867834, 981751, 877933||Fixed an issue with "Automatic idle connection timeout" limit.|
Serv-U 15.1.4 fixes the following issues.
|991668||ECDHE-RSA-AES256* ciphers shown as enabled or disabled correctly|
|954294||Long (encrypted) passwords issue fixed.|
|984664, 1003106, 993854||OpenSSL vulnerabilities - updated to 1.0.2h|
|932381||SHA-1 Cert deprecation (Previous cert was due to expire in January 2017)|
|984485, 887910, 741595||LDAP suffix issue fixed|
|844572, 894400, 953313, 910253, 881308, 914055, 990080||Web client Favorites fixed.|
|1005791, 1005383, 990956, 984664, 982577, 966856, 948270, 963296, 941118, 934566, 927375, 917616, 900288, 883047, 885033, 884883, 876306, 876820, 874853, 872968, 857502, 862922, 853433||Serv-U no longer freezes in FIPS mode during SFTP connections.|
|872782, 864631||Case sensitivity issues occurred when configuring Directory Access rules.|
|n/a||An issue with LDAP public key authentication.|
|n/a||Memory leak occurs during LDAP authentication.|
|853136||An issue with the expired password change functionality.|
|868638||An issue with multi-line FTP responses for the FEAT command.|
|n/a||An issue with the possibility of SQL injection in the invitation link used by secure file sharing.|
|625348||An issue with the possibility of persistent cross-site scripting in file sharing.|
|n/a||An issue with the possibility of the injection of additional email headers using a crafter subject in an upload or download request.|
Serv-U 15.1.2 fixes the following issues.
|763731, 765938, 768311, 768259, 768486, 768508, 769372, 771679, 772752, 773216, 774310, 774439, 774937, 777095, 778641, 778805, 783276, 786698||Issue where it was not possible to upload files on Firefox version 36 through HTTPS.|
|691471||If a domain name contained an apostrophe, script errors occurred and it was not possible to administer the domain.|
|707591||Issue with quota limits not being respected in the File Sharing module.|
|723594, 755477||Issue with message prioritization in Serv-U could impair Management Console performance.Serv-U could impair Management Console performance.|
|727248, 745675, 786920||The "Allow users to use Web Client" limit was not respected on mobile devices.|
|734922, 768363||The event action message text could not be longer than 256 characters. The contents of the "To" field still cannot exceed 256 characters.|
|736619||Issue with partially uploaded files not being deleted over SFTP protocol.|
|-||Issue with uploading multiple files to Serv-U in Internet Explorer.Serv-U in Internet Explorer.|
|739414||When multiple LDAP servers were configured, only the first one in the list was used to authenticate users.|
|746987||When a user collection name had a leading or trailing space in its name, data loss could occur when users were moved to this collection.|
|766122||Email addresses which contained an apostrophe were not handled correctly by Serv-U.Serv-U.|
|785828, 791382||Database issues occurred after upgrading Serv-U to version 15.1.1.Serv-U to version 15.1.1.|
|797651||Timeout issues occurred when listing directories which had a large number of subdirectories and files.|
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