[Security Bulletin] CVE-2014-8143, CVE-2015-0240

QNAP issues a new Security Bulletin today.

NAS-201502-26

Potential unexpected code execution vulnerability with file sharing using Microsoft networking (Samba)

Release date: Feb 26, 2015
Last updated: Feb 26, 2015
Bulletin ID: NAS-201502-26
Severity rating: Critical
CVE number: CVE-2014-8143, CVE-2015-0240
Affected product:

  • All Turbo NAS series running file and printing service with Microsoft networking (Samba)

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QNAP Releases New Q’center App for Centrally Managing Multiple QNAP NAS

Taiwan, Taipei, 17 February, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of Q’center, an app that can centrally manage multiple QNAP Network-attached Storage (NAS) units with visualized statistics, allowing IT administrators to check QNAP NAS information and status for easy troubleshooting. Q’center provides immediate and complete information to assist IT administrators in making crucial decisions.

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QNAP Adds Amazon S3, Glacier, RackSpace, HP Cloud and More to Its Cloud Backup Solutions

Taipei, Taiwan, February 16, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of CloudBackup Station, adding more support for backing up data stored on a QNAP NAS to cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Google, RackSpace, HP Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, WebDAV-compatible cloud storage, and allowing users to build a comprehensive plan for disaster recovery.

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QNAP Announces Support for HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

HGST Ultrastar He8 drives help maximize storage capacity, energy efficiency while reducing TCO to help businesses store, secure and harness the power of data
Taipei, Taiwan, February 10, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its Enterprise and SMB-class Turbo NAS products now support HGST’s Ultrastar He8 helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs). By incorporating HGST’s HelioSeal™ platform technology, enterprise users benefit from enhanced NAS performance, maximized storage capacity, and optimum energy efficiency for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the HGST Ultrastar He8 advances the TCO value proposition for hyperscale cloud data centers, enterprises, SMBs, and system integrators. Combining industry-leading storage capacity with industry-leading low power consumption, the HGST Ultrastar He8 is an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for businesses to store, secure and harness the power of data.QNAP has now certified the HGST Ultrastar He8 HDDs for use in their powerful enterprise-class Turbo vNAS TVS-x80+ series, and REXP expansion enclosures.

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Weewx Released v3.10.0

The Weather Station has just been updated to version 3.1.0 from 3.0.1

weewx change history
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3.1.0 02/05/15

Fixed setup.py bug that caused list-drivers to fail on deb and rpm installs.

Added a wait-and-check to the stop option in the weewx.debian rc script.

Fixed bug in the Vantage driver that causes below sea-level altitudes
to be read as a large positive number. Also, fixed problem with altitude
units when doing –info (ticket #42).

Fixed bug in wmr100 driver that causes gust wind direction to be null.
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QNAP updates its 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie with File Station Lite and FTP Server

QNAP updates its 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie with File Station Lite and FTP Server

Taipei, Taiwan, 2, February 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced the release of firmware v3.2.0 for the QGenie Mobile NAS, adding File Station Lite and supporting FTP servers for remote access and for faster file transfers.

“We are pleased to introduce File Station Lite for QGenie. It provides a simple way for users to upload, download, and share a large number of files to and from their QGenie,” said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP, adding “File Station Lite is a great utility for easily managing the files on a QGenie from a web browser, and by adding this new feature we hope that every QGenie user can take full advantage of its file management to enhance their digital life.”
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QNAP Releases New Qfinder App, Adding Chromebook Support, Smart Installation and Storage Pools

QNAP Releases New Qfinder App, Adding Chromebook Support, Smart Installation and Storage Pools

Taipei, Taiwan, January 29, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the industry’s first Qfinder Chrome app, enabling Chromebook and Chrome users to quickly search for and connect to their Turbo NAS over LAN with only a few clicks. QNAP has also updated the Windows version of Qfinder, adding support for smart installation and storage pool settings.

“As Chromebooks continue to increase in popularity, QNAP is making great strides to provide applications and services for Chrome OS. With the launch of this all-new Qfinder Chrome app, Chromebook and Chrome users can enjoy a more convenient way to use their Turbo NAS,” said Marcus Yang, product manager of QNAP.
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QNAP Pioneers in NAS Installation over HDMI and Adds Google Chromecast Streaming in QTS 4.1.2

QNAP Pioneers in NAS Installation over HDMI and Adds Google Chromecast Streaming in QTS 4.1.2
Taipei, Taiwan, January 29, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Turbo NAS QTS 4.1.2 operating system, introducing NAS Installation over HDMI – a pioneering function in the NAS market that allows installing a NAS without a network connection, and adds several new features including VPN Server support, VPN Client support, block-based LUN backup, subtitle (*.SRT) support for Video Station and File Station, embedding subtitles into transcoded videos, Chromecast streaming, and more.“We have made many enhancements to the business and home features in QTS 4.1.2 to provide a better user experience and to make the Turbo NAS a great companion in the workplace and for home entertainment,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. Continue reading »
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QNAP’s New Note-taking Application Notes Station 2.0 Supports Snapshots for Version Control, PDF, and More

QNAP’s New Note-taking Application Notes Station 2.0 Supports Snapshots for Version Control, PDF, and More

Taipei, Taiwan, January 28, 2015 – QNAP®, Inc. today released Notes Station 2.0, which now includes highly-anticipated features to help users take notes and keep information efficiently, including snapshots for version control, online preview for attached multimedia files, PDF file import/export, RSS live feeds, AES 256-bit encryption for notes, the ability to backup & modify Evernote notes, and more. With these additions, users can enjoy a better note-taking experience and write & organize their notes with greater efficiency for work and life tasks.

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QNAP release 4.1.2 Build 0126 (2015) Firmware for its NAS models.

QNAP have launched a new firmware to fix quite a number of bugs.  The changelog shows the following Fixes and Enhancements.

2015-01-26
4.1.2 build 0126
QTS4.1.2 Build 0126

[Enhancements]
– Improved RAID write performance.
– Introduces Smart Installation Guide for improved installation process with advanced configuration options such as volume space allocation. The Smart Installation Guide is supported in Qfinder 4.2.5 for Windows (for MAC, Linux and Chrome, Smart Installation Guide is supported on all Qfinder versions).
– Upgraded OpenSSL:TS-X31/ TS-269H: OpenSSL 1.0.0q. Others: OpenSSL 1.0.1l

[Bug Fixes]
– Fails to correctly detect the size of files greater than 2GB on a 3TB hard drive used as an external storage device.
– Unable to show subtitles when playing videos using On-the-fly transcoding.
– The Turbo NAS as a domain member fails to authenticate domain member PCs that are trying to access it using Samba.
– The [Start] button in Storage Manager is disabled after a backup job (for file-based LUN) is finished.
– Fails to correctly display the NAS model when configuring storage in the Axis Camera Companion.

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