ZABBIX 2.2.1rc1

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3 December 2013

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.1rc1 (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 2.2.1rc1. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.2.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.2/manual/introduction/whatsnew221.

This release contains a security fix for CVE-2013-6824. 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 2.2.1

:: Security fixes

  • [ZBX-7479] fixed remote command execution from Zabbix server if flexible user parameters are configured; thanks to Recurity Labs Team for the report; reference CVE-2013-6824

:: Updated translations

Updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Ukrainian translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.1rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2016] changed the housekeeping settings to allow overriding item-level history and trend storage period if internal housekeeping is disabled
  • [ZBXNEXT-2016] removed the ZBX_HISTORY_DATA_UPKEEP constant
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] changed example directory size user parameter to return bytes
  • [ZBX-7250] made gettext an optional feature for the frontend
  • [ZBX-1357] updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-1257] dropped support for UCD-SNMP

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.1rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2016] changed the housekeeping settings to allow overriding item-level history and trend storage period if internal housekeeping is disabled
  • [ZBXNEXT-2016] removed the ZBX_HISTORY_DATA_UPKEEP constant
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] changed example directory size user parameter to return bytes
  • [ZBX-7250] made gettext an optional feature for the frontend
  • [ZBX-1357] updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-1257] dropped support for UCD-SNMP
  • [ZBX-7479] fixed remote command execution from Zabbix server if flexible user parameters are configured; thanks to Recurity Labs Team for the report
  • [ZBX-7461] fixed compilation on kFreeBSD and other operating systems which are not explicitly supported
  • [ZBX-7339] fixed item prototypes of OpenBSD and FreeBSD templates
  • [ZBX-7332] properly restore the original memory chunk after shared memory realloc fails, otherwise it could trigger a crash when syncing history at exit
  • [ZBX-7373] improved performance of pages that use latest history values; thanks to Kenneth Palmertree and Maksim Tkachenko
  • [ZBX-7447] fixed regex configuration form not being displayed in French and Italian languages
  • [ZBX-7444] fixed agent crash on HP-UX when processing proc.num[] item
  • [ZBX-4063] fixed data selecting for graphs
  • [ZBX-7391] fixed items belonging to multiple applications being displayed only under the first one in the latest data page
  • [ZBX-7347] fixed custom step duration max size in action configuration
  • [ZBX-7336] fixed "Database type" selection in setup step 3, improved SQLite3 check and removed storing setup supported databases in cookies
  • [ZBX-7340] fixed incorrect error messages when imported objects reference unexisting objects
  • [ZBX-7445] fixed frontend redundant call of history
  • [ZBX-7277] made item selection helper translatable
  • [ZBX-6160] fixed memory leak in configuration syncer process
  • [ZBX-6160] fixed "ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded" error
  • [ZBX-7354] fixed resetting linked template list when trying to add template with empty field
  • [ZBX-7360] fixed maximum IPMI sensor ID length; thanks to OpenIPMI author Corey Minyard
  • [ZBX-7400] fixed possible server crash when processing trigger functions with text or log items with Oracle backend
  • [ZBX-7400] fixed possible server crash when sending messages with Oracle backend
  • [ZBX-7326] improved escalator idle time calculations and statistics reporting
  • [ZBX-7355] fixed various prototype confirmation messages
  • [ZBX-7408] removed unnecessary variables and includes in slide show configuration
  • [ZBX-7034] improved Alias parameter description in the example configuration files
  • [ZBX-7337] fixed undefined index debug profiler
  • [ZBX-7337] fixed input parameters validation in multiple pages
  • [ZBX-7372] fixed undefined indexes in script.getscriptsbyhosts method
  • [ZBX-7350] fixed displaying host prototypes in "Status of Zabbix"
  • [ZBXNEXT-98] refactored code for SNMP checks
  • [ZBX-7184] added check to prevent host from being switched to unavailable state multiple times in a row
  • [ZBX-7351] fixed screen item not being saved if resource type is URL
  • [ZBX-7329] fixed VMware related compiling error on FreeBSD
  • [ZBX-7359] fixed possible crash when parsing VMware datastore data
  • [ZBX-7309] fixed resolving of {ITEM.VALUE} macro in recovery messages
  • [ZBX-7254] fixed selected tab not being reset when opening the host mass update form
  • [ZBX-7316] fixed drule.delete method
  • [ZBX-7293] fixed typo in the plural form of a translatable string
  • [ZBX-7307] improved validation for copying graph
  • [ZBX-7325] fixed parent LLD rule link color in the darkblue and darkorange themes
  • [ZBX-7311] fixed dragging of host interfaces
  • [ZBX-7272] fixed graph's grid with fixed Y axis MIN/MAX values
  • [ZBX-2008] added support of Audit Success/Failure severity for Windows Security log
  • [ZBX-2008] implemented automatic loading of wevtapi.dll file and its functions
  • [ZBX-2008] improved performance of eventlog monitoring
  • [ZBX-7263] fixed validation of filter parameters in tr_status.php
  • [ZBX-7303] removed link to item configuration for discovered items in latest data screen
  • [ZBX-7289] added server address and port number to "no active checks on server" message
  • [ZBX-6920] fixed displaying of soft linked IT services that contain a dot in their name
  • [ZBX-7037] added agent.hostname to the list of supported items
  • [ZBX-7317] removed unused code in popup.php

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 2.2.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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