We have fixed 4 important issues in the earlier v18 MR5 build; and have released another build for v18 MR5 (Build 586). We will continue calling this release as v18 MR5; And we have added build number in the release name on the web UI and SSH for easy identification, "v18 MR5-Build586".
Sophos Firewall devices that are already running the earlier v18 MR5 (Build 574) can upgrade to the new firmware (Build 586) with configuration migration supported.
The full v18 MR5 release is packed with many enhancements and more than 55 issues resolved. Please find more details in the original release post below.
XG Firewall v18 Maintenance Release 5 (MR5) is packed with enhancements to performance, security, reliability and central reporting. With v18 MR5, we have published XG firewall integration for azure active directory and azure virtual WAN.
While we always encourage you to keep your firewalls up to date with the latest firmware, over the next few months we are recommending you rapidly apply maintenance releases to ensure you have all the important security, performance, and feature enhancements applied as soon as possible.
Also ensure you have automatic pattern updates enabled so that you can be assured you have the latest protection updates.
XG Firewall v18 MR5 is an easy and fully supported upgrade from XG Firewall v17.5 MR6+ (including the latest v17.5 MR15 release). Please refer to the Upgrade information tab in the release notes for more details.
As usual, this firmware update is no charge for all licensed XG Firewall customers. The firmware will be rolled out automatically to all systems over the coming weeks, but you can access the firmware anytime to do a manual update through the Licensing Portal. Please refer to the documentation for more information on how to apply firmware updates.
And if you still haven’t upgraded to v18, or are still exploring many of the new features, be sure to take advantage of all the resources available, including the recent “Making the Most of XG Firewall v18” article series that covers all the great new capabilities in XG Firewall v18:
Also check out our new and improved Sophos Community XG Firewall home page! Subscribe to the XG Blog for the latest news and releases, get expert answers to your technical questions, and find useful Community-created content in our "Recommended Reads" section!
Tell me, why is the kernel so old 4.14.38? will they switch to version 5 of the kernel?
Kernel and OpenSource Upgrades are not needed, if not really required (because of End of Life or Security reasons). Most CVEs and Issues are ported back and patched in the Kernel version. See comment on UTM:
I have a problem (https://community.sophos.com/sophos-xg-firewall/f/discussions/127459/loading-problems-sophos-xg)
Updating the kernel version I think will fix the proble. The support is terrible, no one answers
please tell me what to do? the support does not answer, no one responds to my questions about the problem. Where to call or write to the head of sophos.
Please contact FormerMember
Hi Aleksey Engalichev,
I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we're actively working on initiatives to improve the overall Support experience. Indeed, this isn't the experience that we want you to have. If you already have a support case, please send me the case number via personal message. If not, open a new case at support.sophos.com.
I'd be more than happy to look into it for you and get those resolved at the earliest.