Sierra Wireless recently released ALEOS 4.9.0 – read on for a summary of what was included in this update.
New features, security enhancements and bug fixes.
This latest release brings the following updates:
- Vehicle Telemetry support for the MP70 including dead reckoning, direct vehicle bus integration and driver behaviour. (Please note that direct vehicle bus integration is currently only available to customers participating in the Early Access Program.)
- Dual-SIM failover with radio module firmware switching for the RV50, RV50X, MP70 and MP70E. (North America networks only – this was already in place for ROW)
- MP70 Wi-Fi performance and reliability improvements through the ability to constrain Wi-Fi to specified frequencies and channels
- Resolution for recent vulnerabilities in third party components (OpenSSL, SSH, tcpdump, libpcap, OpenVPN, Linux Kernel, DNSmasq and more)
- Checks for potentially insecure settings during upgrade (as outlined below)
Insecure device configuration checks – now a part of the upgrade process.
As part of Sierra Wireless’s continued commitment to ensuring the highest level of security on all AirLink devices, the upgrade process for this release will detect the following potentially insecure device configurations and make corresponding configuration changes to mitigate the potential security impact:
- If User has a default password
- If Sconsole has a default password
- If DMZ is set to automatic and the device is not using Public IP
In addition to the above features, ALEOS 4.9.0 has undergone PEN testing by an independent third party, instructed by Sierra Wireless.
A restriction has also been enforced to prevent gateways running ALEOS 4.9.0 or higher from being downgraded to ALEOS 4.8.x.
It is recommended that customers upgrade to this release at their earliest opportunity.
If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact your account manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 1291 437 567.