This week Meru Networks announced the release of System Director v6.1-1. No big surprises here, just general feature enhancements. Although there is one thing that caught my attention. More about that later.
- AP822 Support
- Mesh Support for AP433
- Dynamic VLAN Support for AP433 & AP1020 in Bridge Mode - Allows VLAN tag assignments done dynamically through RADIUS server messages when the AP is in bridge mode.
- DFS on AP433 - Dynamic Frequency Selection is now supported. The 433 series of APs is now able to switch it’s radio to another channel when needed.
- HeartBleed Vulnerability - Includes a fix to resolve the vulnerability issue resulting from the Heartbleed Bug.
In my opinion, I’m a little surprised that Meru would release a security patch in this way. I don’t have any insider knowledge of the process, but it seems to me that they waited for a scheduled update to release their HeartBleed fix. I know HeartBleed turned out to be a smaller problem than the media initially made it out to be but I feel like this could have happened a little sooner.
At any rate, the affected Meru System Director versions are 6.0-x and 6.1-0-3. Earlier versions are not vulnerable. If you are running an affected version, you should upgrade to v6.1-1 as soon as possible.
You can find update software at Meru's support site.