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8.2.8

March 9th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.8 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes and improvements

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where address blocks of cloud networks were not being cleaned up properly
  • An issue was fixed where syncing a cloud service account could fail if a duplicate virtual network existed
  • An issue was fixed where an IP address was being wrongly shown as free although it has DNS names assigned to it
  • An issue was fixed where RouteR53 could crash when reading unknown records
  • An issue was fixed where it was not possible to replicate some NS records when creating an xDNS group
  • An issue was fixed where SPF records were not being synced correctly from Route53. 

Improvements

  • Memory capabilities of the Management Console were increased

 

8.2.7

January 17th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.7 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerability
    • CVE-2017-3145: 

      Improper fetch cleanup sequencing in the resolver can cause named to crash.

      BIND was improperly sequencing cleanup operations on upstream
      recursion fetch contexts, leading in some cases to a use-after-free
      error that can trigger an assertion failure and crash in named.

8.2.6

December 12th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.6 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes and improvements

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed in the zone migration wizard where it would in some cases delete the history, properties and access rights of the original zone
  • An issue was fixed in the Web UI where Host Editor didn't always allow "All" even when records were the same in both zone instances
  • An issue was fixed where changing an IP address in A record inside a zone, the DNS names in the respective range did not get updated
  • An issue was fixed where slave zones were not visible when there were master zones with the same name but in a different view.

 

8.2.5

October 25th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.5 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes and improvements

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

Improvements

  • Security related enhancements in web UI authentication
  • Improvements when modifying access for IP ranges in a large and busy environment

Bug fixes

  • An issue that prevented PowerDNS users from making changes to DNS zones through the generic DNS controller, was fixed
  • An issue was fixed where only the built-in administrator could enable/disable scavenging for records
  • An issue was fixed where the Men & Mice Web Services (MMWS) could crash under specific circumstances

 

8.2.4

October 9th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes and improvements

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

Improvements

  • Support for CAA record type has been added on BIND nameservers, as well as on the Route53, NS1 and Dyn cloud DNS providers
  • GetRanges SOAP API call now returns elements in same order as specified in WSDL

Bug fixes

  • When an external command is configured for ranges and fails during range creation, a blank range will no longer be left over
  • Connecting with Negotiation Authentication (Single Sign-on) to the REST API no longer fails if the Kerberos token is very long
  • The Management Console will now reconnect automatically when logged in with Single Sign-On and network connectivity is temporarily lost
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice would crash if using an SQL Server database configured with an unexpected/incorrect database collation
  • An issue was fixed where Load Balance DHCP Failover relationships on MS DHCP Servers would not be included in the Scope Creation wizard

8.2.3

August 23rd, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing various bug fixes and improvements

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

Improvements

  • It is now possible to reload a zone window by pressing F5
  • A warning message is now displayed when modifying a zone in an xDNS group, when all zones in the group are out of sync

  • TXT DNS record data that is longer than 255 characters is now automatically split into multiple lines

  • Conflict resolution was improved when creating an xDNS group

  • Apex A/AAAA records and _msdcs NS records are now locked in AD zones

  • Columns with discovery info are now only shown when they are relevant

Bug fixes

  • File->New->Cloud service is now always enabled correctly

  • DHCP policies now support the FQDN criteria

  • It is now possible to select a failover peer when creating a scope on an ISC server, if the server has failover configured

  • The management console only shows xDNS groups that contain zones in the current address space

  • The possibility to sign a zone that is in an xDNS group has been removed

  • When migrating a DHCP scope, it is now possible to select if options should be migrated when the option ID and type are the same, but the name is different on the destination server

  • Fixed an issue where Access inheritance was not working.

  • Fixed an issue where discovery for instances in cloud networks reported instances green when they should not be.

  • Fixed an issue where scope creation wizard did not show DHCP server with configured failover when the name did not match. We now look for it by ID instead of name.

  • Fixed an issue where recently migrated zones could not be added to an xDNS group

  • Fixed an issue where DHCP scopes were added to the default address space instead of the address space of the DHCP server

  • Zone is now automatically in sync if it is the last zone in an xDNS group

  • Fixed an issue where the Cloud Account Wizard for Route 53 only counted up to 100 zones

  • Fixed an issue where a user was unable to do some operations on large zones (>1000 records) on AWS Route 53

  • Fixed an issue where former cloud device IP's were left in state assigned

  • Fixed an issue where errors while updating record sets on a zone from the Dyn DNS provider could result in partial updates and wrong errors

  • Overlapping subnets from different cloud VPCs are now excluded and a health warning is displayed

  • It is now possible to add an agent-free DHCP server without specifying a valid hostname or a having PTR entry

8.2.2

July 4th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in M&M Central

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

Men & Mice Central

  • Fixed an issue where only the built-in administrator could make changes to IP address properties or DNS records under some circumstances
 

8.2.1

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3142: 

      An attacker able to send and receive messages to an authoritative
      DNS server may be able to circumvent TSIG authentication of AXFR
      requests via a carefully constructed request packet.

    • CVE-2017-3143:

      An attacker who is able to send and receive messages to an
      authoritative DNS server and who has knowledge of a valid TSIG
      key name for the zone and service being targeted may be able to
      manipulate BIND into accepting a dynamic update.


 

8.2.0

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

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Customers with RHEL 5 servers should be aware that beginning with version 8.2, the Men & Mice components will no longer work on those platforms. Please upgrade those RHEL 5 servers to a newer version before upgrading the Men & Mice Suite.

New Features

Support for xDNS Zone Redundancy Groups

The xDNS feature allows for the replication and synchronization of redundant master zones in the cloud, centrally managed by the Men & Mice Suite.

For more information, see xDNS Zone Redundancy Groups.

Native support for IPAM in Azure and AWS

Previously, the Men & Mice Suite provided native support for Azure DNS, and Amazon Route 53 through the Generic Controller.
Now, native support has been added for IPAM in Azure and AWS, as well as for Amazon Route 53 DNS.

For more information, see Cloud Integration.

Native support for cloud providers NS1 and Dyn

The cloud services offered by NS1 and Dyn can now be utilized by Men & Mice Suite users. This support, in relation to the xDNS Zone Redundancy Group feature, allows Men & Mice Suite users to manage redundant master zones across multiple cloud providers.

Improvements and Changes

  • Performance was improved when logging to console or file.
  • A filter has been added to the object browser in the management console. This allows the user to filter the types of objects that can be shown in the object browser. 
  • It is now possible to change the AD site property of ranges through the API.

  • Server type is now shown in the list of DNS and DHCP servers.

  • The GetDHCPFailoverRelationships SOAP command was optimized.
  • An error is now returned when the GetIPAMRecord SOAP command has an object reference for an address that does not exist.
  • We now qualify data fields in SRV, NS, MX and CNAME records for Azure as they now support FQDN.
  • Fallback to a secondary domain controller has been made more robust when both domain controllers are being managed by a single DNS Server Controller.
  • Handling of zones that are in a locked state has been improved.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue where a deadlock could occur when deleting users from the system, was fixed.
  • An issue where the UI was not updated as expected when disabling DNS servers, was fixed.
  • An issue where extraneous AXFR requests were made when a zone was opened, was fixed.
  • An issue where columns in the DHCP scope window were not colour coded correctly, was fixed.
  • An issue where the SOAP command JoinRanges did not interpret the references correctly, was fixed.
  • An issue where an IP, or an IP range, was used as an object reference in the REST API, was fixed.
  • An issue with an incorrect reference in REST API when adding a DHCP exclusion was fixed.
  • An issue with the validation of SOA record fields was fixed.

  • An issue where AD subnets were not relocated properly between AD sites, was fixed.

  • An issue was fixed that prevented users to change custom properties for scopes when they did not have access to edit AD Site association. 

  • An issue where read only DHCP users would get the Manage Failover Relationships dialog and Disable menu entry displayed as writeable, was fixed.

  • An issue where read only DHCP users could delete DHCP server policies, was fixed.
  • An issue where a DNS remote controller was not updated when it was running on Ubuntu 16.04, was fixed.
  • An issue where using a partially qualified domain name in the GetDNSRecord SOAP command would fail, was fixed.
  • An error was fixed in the web UI when opening properties of ranges and there is a property with <none> as default value.
  • An issue where it was not possible to re-initialize appliances, was fixed.
  • An issue where a database cleanup could deadlock in a special case when using SQLite, was fixed.
  • An issue where utilization for DHCP scopes was not persisted on SQLite, was fixed.

Appliances

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities:

    • CVE-2017-3137: A response packet can cause a resolver to terminate when processing an answer containing a CNAME or DNAME.

    • CVE-2017-3136: An error handling synthesized records could cause an assertion failure when using DNS64 with "break-dnssec yes;"

    • CVE-2017-3138: named exits with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it receives a null command string on its control channel

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support for Windows Server 2008 will be discontinued in Version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been discontinued as it has reached End of Life for maintenance updates.
  • Support for SQL Server 2008 has been discontinued in Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

 

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