ZABBIX 2.0.11rc2

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7 February 2014

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.11rc2 (Release Candidate).

Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution. Zabbix is released under the GPL, thus it is free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use. A complete text of the license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt.

This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 2.0.11rc2. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.0.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is available at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.0/manual/introduction/whatsnew211.

This release contains security fixes for CVE-2014-1685, CVE-2014-1682 and CVE-2013-5572. Please read below for more details.

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

The following sections describe the release in details and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.

What's New in 2.0.11

:: Security fixes

  • [ZBX-7703] fixed being able to switch users without proper credentials when using HTTP authentication; reference CVE-2014-1682
  • [ZBX-6721] fixed LDAP authentication; reference CVE-2013-5572
  • [ZBX-7693] fixed admin user being able to update media for other users; reference CVE-2014-1685

:: Updated translations

Updated French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.11rc2

  • [ZBX-1357] updated French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-7109] improved performance of processing discovered triggers by the low-level discovery rule

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.11rc2

  • [ZBX-7698] fixed closing a connection to the database when database server is unavailable
  • [ZBX-7693] fixed admin user being able to update media for other users
  • [ZBX-1357] updated French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-7600] updated .htaccess files to be compatible with Apache 2.4
  • [ZBX-7168] fixed configure.in template to properly link libcurl to all components independently
  • [ZBX-7703] fixed being able to switch users without proper credentials when using HTTP authentication
  • [ZBX-7648] fixed name resolution when using net.dns items
  • [ZBX-6315] fixed deleting of lost triggers by the low-level discovery rule
  • [ZBX-7109] improved performance of processing discovered triggers by the low-level discovery rule
  • [ZBX-4218] rewrote the item key parser's source code for independence on the mbstring.func_overload option
  • [ZBX-7686] fixed UTF-8 strings not being fetched fully from Oracle
  • [ZBX-6721] fixed LDAP authentication
  • [ZBX-7609] fixed sound playing after frontend messages closing
  • [ZBX-7554] fixed script execution confirmation label encoding
  • [ZBX-6790] changed net.tcp.listen and net.udp.listen keys to read the whole /proc/net/(tcp|udp)(6) file in a single operation to avoid losing data if the file is changed between reading operations
  • [ZBX-7587] set the correct server status (down) after ORA-01012, ORA-02396 errors
  • [ZBX-7481] added checking for OpenBSD version to avoid compilation error on OpenBSD v5.4 and newer due to removed swapins/swapouts uvmexp fields
  • [ZBX-7634] removed sid from trigger URL in Monitoring->Triggers
  • [ZBX-5526] removed checking for PostgreSQL server version and disabled nonstandard use of escape strings in order to support versions newer than 8.1
  • [ZBX-7414] added description to HostnameItem that UserParameters and aliases are not supported
  • [ZBX-7508] fixed import map with LLD triggers
  • [ZBX-7586] fixed trigger log expression saving in IE10
  • [ZBX-7573] fixed item being checked at a wrong time when using flexible intervals
  • [ZBX-6545] fixed possible SQL errors when syncing a node configuration with PostgreSQL backend version 8.2 and later
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] fixed parameter passing for example userparameter to obtain process CPU usage
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] fixed parameter passing for example userparameter to obtain directory size
  • [ZBX-7484] fixed escalations not being stopped and generation of multiple successive OK or PROBLEM events
  • [ZBX-4243] fixed Zabbix syslog application names (RFC 5424 APP-NAME)

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See Zabbix Manual for full details.

Upgrade

Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.8.x. See Zabbix Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

Zabbix Server

Zabbix Server has been tested on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 5.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22, PostgreSQL 8.3
  • RedHat EL 5.3, Intel, kernel 2.6.18, Oracle 11gR2
  • Slackware Linux, x86, kernel 2.6.29.6, MySQL 5.1.x

Zabbix Agents

Zabbix Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  • HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
  • Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
  • Linux CentOS
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10
  • Tru64 5.1B
  • Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, Vista

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php for a limited number of versions and platforms.

Commercial support

Zabbix Company provides a full range of professional services. We also provide trouble-free upgrade service for easy migration from earlier versions to Zabbix 2.0.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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