As more information about the recently disclosed local privilege escalation Linux vulnerability, “Sequoia” (CVE-2021-33909 – https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-33909), has come to light we wanted to keep our partners in the loop. This is a vulnerability that all MSPs who support or use Linux systems should be aware of. Based on our understanding of the vulnerability, it is unlikely to be a risk to N-able’s N-central. To exploit the vulnerability an attacker needs to have local shell access. While a customer running N-central is theoretically at risk, this risk is mitigated by the fact that N-central runs on a hardened virtual appliance with local OS access disabled.
We want to let you know we will be retiring support for Windows XP® and Server 2003 in N-able™ RMM and the N-central® platform in 2021. As you know, Microsoft® officially ended support for these operating systems several years ago. We have continued to offer agent-based monitoring during this time, as we appreciate many partners have embedded systems that cannot easily be upgraded.
We have now reached the point where it’s no longer possible to support these legacy operating systems with agent-based monitoring.
Beginning October 1, 2021, we can no longer guarantee agent support for those operating systems. Windows XP and Server 2003 devices may no longer connect to RMM and N-central, and they may start to show as overdue or offline. We encourage you to remove these devices from RMM and N-central by this date,or you may still be billed for these devices.
Note that you can still perform basic monitoring of these devices without an agent by treating them as ‘network devices’ in RMM (coming soon), or by monitoring them via a Windows Probe in N-central (available today). For more information, please refer to this KB article for RMM and this KB article for N-central.
Counters beside every different credential/documentation category within clients and the company vault. Allowing our partners a quick reference to the state and contents within the categories.
Post ImportTable to assist in the identification of errors encountered when importing information into Passportal. The table will id each individual csv and list the exact errors experienced when trying to import. Users receive additional value by being able to export the error logs themselves and the individual csv files limited just to the errored results. Creating a smaller subset of just the errored data to assist the user in rectification.
Customer Bug Fixes
Automated Workflows running against disabled clients
Asset column no longer listing the template description
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Remote Audio Implementation – Allows our mac users of Take Control to realize the same level of remote audio recording as our windows partners receive.
Mac Agent – XPC Encryption – Major overhaul of the inter-process communication at the Agent, not only utilizing a native Apple method (XPC) and unifying everything on a single class, but also encrypting the traffic to avoid snooping.
Console – Have improved the error handling of backend calls
Improved performance on M1 mac devices to greatly improve speed
Issues with image freezes after long session times
Fixed issue around elevating and uninstalling agents post 6.00.26 release
Issues regarding connections when client using Master Pass authentication
Fixed issue with transferred files not appearing on the queue
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We’re pleased to let you know that we are promoting the latest Mac and Linux RC agents to be the new Generally Available (GA) agents. It means you’re now able to update all your devices to these new agents and take full advantage of the upgrades they contain, including performance monitoring checks for Mac workstations!
We’ll be rolling this update out over the next couple of days. Here are the details:
Mac Agent v3.7.0 GA
Performance Monitoring Checks: Now you can monitor and report on processor, memory and network utilisation for Macs, just like you can work Windows devices
Web Page Check: Use Macs to monitor for a specified website’s availability
TCP Service Check: Use Macs to monitor the specified port on an IP address or hostname on the LAN, WAN or internet
Furthermore, the agent includes an improvement to the File System Space and File System Change checks so you can select volumes on external media, along with an update to ensure customer branding is supported in user notifications for macOS 11 ‘Big Sur’.
Linux Agent v2.0.6 GA
Contains stability improvements for upgrading between agent versions
As always, we strongly encourage you to stay up to date with the latest RMM agent versions. This is important as they contain new features, bug fixes, and security updates. Updating your devices to use the latest agents is simple and quick to do: Go to Agent > Agent Auto-update Settings, where you can update all your devices in one go.
Summary for Service Release – Mac and Linux GA agent upgrades – RMM Console v2021.07.19 – Mac GA Agent v3.7.0, Linux Agent v2.0.6 GA
Mac RC Agent v3.7.0GA FEATURE: Performance Monitoring Checks, Web Page Check, TCP Service Check for Mac workstations UPDATE: Improvement to File System Space Check and File System Change Check to select external volumes UPDATE: Support for custom branding of end-user notifications with macOS v11 BUGFIX: Update to enrollment Automated Task to correct failure with macOS v11
Linux Agent v2.0.6 GA BUGFIX: Resolved an issue affecting upgrades from Linux Agent v2.0.4 on some devices BUGFIX: Resolved an issue causing an agent upload error on some devices
Please be advised we will be pushing an update to activated N-central servers as of Thursday July 22nd for AV Defender (126.96.36.1990). Releasing the ability for Fresh Installs and Upgrades for 188.8.131.520 . Please note the ability to Update has already been made available.
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