Jim Pingle of Netgate has announced the availability of this new version of this operating system based on FreeBSD and whose objective is to allow you to mount a security system and firewall for your home or business network. This is the new version pfSense 2.4.2 that comes with patches related to security and also to improve network performance, allowing to implement a more reliable open source firewall system thanks to this second maintenance update for the 2.4 development branch.
Specifically brings correction for errors found in OpenSSL packages in its version 1.0.2m that fixes two recently found vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3736 and CVE-2017-3735), in addition to other improvements to increase security, fixes some problems of the previous versions regarding VLAN handling, and improves PPP interface problems with VLANs. And of course there are also some code enhancements to increase the performance of network devices considerably. The lack of network performance It was due to several problems found that have already been eliminated and work has also been done to develop the management system and package updates. But those were not the only improvements, so if you have an older version of pfSense, don't wait any longer to update now and feel a little more protected. By the way, remember that in version pfSense 2.4.1 the WPA2 KRACK error was patched. And if that's not enough, the web interface on which this system is based has also been remodeled.
The WebGUI as I said has received some improvements and new features, and if you want to see the whole list of news you can go to the official website of the project to take a look at the changelogs. Instead, if you directly want download pfSense in its latest version you can do it from this link.