SFTPPlus Release 3.35.0

Tue 03 July 2018 | security release

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.35.0.

New Features

  • The OpenSSL library used by SFTPPlus on Windows was updated to OpenSSL 1.1.0h. [#4579]
  • It is now possible to define virtual folders that are available to all accounts from a group. These virtual folders can point to directories outside an account's locked home folder. [server-side] [#4928]
  • It is now possible to allow authentication of operating-system accounts only for those belonging to a configured group. [server-side] [#4962]
  • Python version on all supported platforms except HP-UX was updated to 2.7.15. Consequently, the Expat libraries bundled with Python were updated to 2.2.4 on these platforms. [#4579]

Defect Fixes

  • An internal error is no longer raised when a SSH client sends a message for a method which is not supported by the SSH transport. Instead, the client receives a standard SSH not-implemented error. [server-side][sftp] [#4579]
  • The speed of the SSH handshake for the SFTP service has been improved. Previously, there was a noticeable difference for certain customers during the SSH handshake authentication process. [server-side][sftp][#4579]
  • pyOpenSSL was updated on AIX and Solaris to fix CVE-2013-4314. The X509Extension in pyOpenSSL before 0.13.1 does not properly handle a '0' character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted cert issued by a legitimate Certification Authority. The experimental packages for HP-UX are still vulnerable to this and will to be fixed in a future release.[server-side][#4579]
  • Once set, passwords for locations or email resources are no longer readable from Local Manager. A password can be read only before being set and applied. Afterwards, its value cannot be read, only updated. [security] [#4938]
  • Comma-separated configuration values may now contain comma characters, as long as they are enclosed in double quotation marks. [#4951]
  • The event generated when a peer's certificate validation fails during a TLS/SSL handshake now shows the detailed error message, not just the error code. [#4979]

You can check the full release notes here.