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[RT-AC3200] Public Beta Firmware Release

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by AntonK, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. AntonK

    AntonK Regular Contributor

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    Hi,

    As us has released a public beta (3.0.0.4.382.51374 Beta Version) for the AC-3200:

    ASUS RT-AC3200 Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.51374
    Security fixes
    - Fixed CVE-2018-14710, CVE-2018-14711, CVE-2018-14712, CVE-2018-14713, CVE-2018-14714. Thanks for Rick Ramgattie's contribution.
    - Fixed AiCloud/ Samba account vulnerability. Thanks for Matthew Cundari's contribution.
    - Fixed DoS vulnerability. Thanks for Ruikai Liu's contribution.
    - Fixed CVE-2018-17020, CVE-2018-17021, CVE-2018-17022.
    - Fixed stored XSS vulnerability. Thanks for Duda Przemyslaw's contribution.
    - Updated OpenSSL library.​

    Anton
     
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  2. Daniel Neumeister

    Daniel Neumeister New Around Here

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    Anyone testers out there with initial thoughts?

    I know pretty early...
     
  3. Gary_AZ

    Gary_AZ New Around Here

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    Have been using for over a day. So far so good. Was having problems getting move than 20 ....2.4 connects. After the update have 22 2.4 connections and so far no problems.
     
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  4. Michael Dougherty

    Michael Dougherty New Around Here

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    Hi All, if this is a beta why is router detecting it as a FULL Release and NOT saying it is a beta? I have attached screenshot where the Get beta firmware is NOT checked but still the router is saying I need to update firmware. If I do click the GET BETA FIRMWARE. I get message of NO BETA FIRMWARE Available. Does anyone have any ideas on why this maybe happening?
     

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  5. Daniel Neumeister

    Daniel Neumeister New Around Here

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    Same here. I mean I didn’t check for beta. And it’s unchecked but mine showed new. So I looked it up and showed beta. Does seem like a bug. Luckily I always look up the firmware before updating. But people blind updating get whammied if not paying attention.
     
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  6. Michael Dougherty

    Michael Dougherty New Around Here

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    Anyway to get ASUS to take action quickly?
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Asus is removing the ability to obtain beta firmware through automated checks, so it's normal for this to always offer you the latest non-beta release.
     
  8. Grisu

    Grisu Very Senior Member

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    still it doesnt explain why they are offering beta firmware in official final release channel.

    And this one is marked in red as "Beta Version", version number starts with "3.0.0.4" and not "beta like 9.0.0.4"!

    Version 3.0.0.4.382.51374 Beta Version
    2019/01/1840.74 MBytesASUS RT-AC3200 Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.51374
    Security fixes
    - Fixed CVE-2018-14710, CVE-2018-14711, CVE-2018-14712, CVE-2018-14713, CVE-2018-14714. Thanks for Rick Ramgattie's contribution.
    - Fixed AiCloud/ Samba account vulnerability. Thanks for Matthew Cundari's
     
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  9. Michael Dougherty

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    Very true
     
  10. Michael Dougherty

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    @RMerlin any more info @Grisu does make a good point though. I wonder if it is a bug or mistake.
     
  11. Michael Dougherty

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    I tweeted to Asus and twitter and I think the person running the Asus account doesnt understand the difference between beta and non-beta.

    This is what they told me.

    BETA versions are sometimes released to assist with current issues that are affecting devices. Should you experience any issues with the installation, you do have the option of restoring your previous firmware version using our restoration utility.
    AsusHelpUS

    @AsusHelpUS

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    5h

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will be happy to help. This latest firmware Version 3.0.0.4.382.51374 is indeed a beta version, it is not a must for you to update to it however we do recommend that you do.



    My MAJOR problem is why would they recommend your average consumer to install a beta version?

    Beta if I remember correctly are unstable and not stable release.

    Hope someone can help clear up this confusion
     
  12. Grisu

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    beta can be unstable or buggy, some beta even become final with no change if no problems are found by beta users.
    Or they know it got some other small bug which is minor and better have a major problem solved. So not official but worth a try if it solves something for you.

    It's only not well tested and if you have problems they may be solved with this firmware, otherwise better wait for new final version.
    But unfortunately that all is true to final versions too where they introduce a lot of bugs when implementing a new "feature".

    Problem I see is that it will be offered as official update in GUI and recommeded to update, thats not well done.
     
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  13. Michael Dougherty

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    If in beta no problems are found then would it not make sense to call it a final release or at least make it clear that it is a stable release. Personally I think Asus team caused nothing but confusion for your average consumer.
     
  14. Grisu

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    they should have named it 9.0.0.4, then its clear for everyone this is beta, but Chinese people have different sight to the world :p

    My download master on 86U is ver. 9.1.0.104 since I got it over a 1,5 years ago (2017!!!), they never made an updated official version.
     
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  15. RMerlin

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    I don't. I know however that in the past, there's been a few firmware that were labelled Beta yet released in the regular release channel. I suspect Beta means it just didn't go through the usual QA testing, but they probably felt it was important to push out due to the number of security fixes it contains.

    A real beta typically has a version number of 9.0.x.x, and since Asus discontinued the Beta release channel, they probably felt the regular channel was the best way to go with this release. They probably cannot push 9.x builds to the release channel because it would prevent future updates from getting applied.
     
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  17. bojan.milojkovic

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    Hi there! I noticed few problems with this firmware version. First of all, ability to obtain Let's Encrypt SSL certificate has gone from DDNS page (if you use ASUS DDNS service). Also, there is a bug on DUAL WAN page (WAN -> DUAL WAN) - some fields are not shown correctly.

    P.S. Sorry for my bad english. I hope that you will understand me. :)