ZABBIX 2.2.5

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17 July 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.5.

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 2.2.5. 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/whatsnew225.

This release contains a security fix. Please read below for more details.

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

What's New in 2.2.5

:: Updated translations

Updated some translations.

:: Security fixes

  • [ZBX-8151] fixed XXE vulnerability on XML import using obsolete libxml versions; thanks to pnig0s@Freebuf for the report

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.5

  • [ZBX-8278] prepared frontend for mbstring.internal_encoding ini option deprecation in php 5.6+

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.5

  • [ZBX-8278] prepared frontend for mbstring.internal_encoding ini option deprecation in php 5.6+
  • [ZBX-8011] fixed escalator giving false 'no media defined' errors
  • [ZBX-8359] changed servers timer processes title line to display amount of hosts that have changed maintenance status; active maintenance period count is no longer displayed
  • [ZBX-8270] fixed disk space reporting for large AIX file systems (>= 16 TB)
  • [ZBX-8422] removed php mutex locking from server code because of not being used and incompatible licensing issues
  • [ZBX-8394] corrected misspelled "template" variables in API
  • [ZBX-8248] fixed vfs.file.regexp, vfs.file.regmatch and web.page.regexp to handle carriage returns properly
  • [ZBX-8285] fixed widget "History of events" and frontend messaging to use visible host names
  • [ZBX-8151] fixed XXE vulnerability on XML import using obsolete libxml versions; thanks to pnig0s@Freebuf for the report
  • [ZBX-8354] removed period in caption for "Distribution of values for multiple periods" bar report
  • [ZBX-8092] fixed items being polled at the same time after host becomes enabled
  • [ZBX-8324] fixed there being too many expressions in a list in a SQL query
  • [ZBX-8373] fixed the argument to system.cpu.num[] being ignored on HP-UX

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 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, Server 2012

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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