VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

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hany
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VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by hany » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Vallum 3.0 public beta 3 is now available.
This build should address localization and activation bugs found in beta 2.

megumi
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Re: VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by megumi » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:39 pm

Hello.
I am trying out Vallum 3.0 Public Beta 3 on macOS 10.13.3. On the whole I am very happy with the way it works, but I have a problem with one of the apps I use. It's called "ff•Works" (from http://www.ffworks.net). The app does not launch if Vallum is active (the app icon appears in the dock but the app does not open in its window); as soon as I disable Vallum, the app window opens, and I can reactivate Vallum. The app works fine with Vallum active until I quit it. When I want to launch it again, I have to temporarily disable Vallum just for the launching of the app. I have configured to open all communications on port 80 for the app (/Applications/ff•Works.app), and to ask for all other communications, but that did not solve my problem. Vallum asked about a strangely named app "/Applications/ff¬¨,àëWorks.app" wanting to use port 80. I allowed that, but that did not solve my problem, either. I allowed all communications on all ports to all addresses for those two applications in Vallum, but the problem remain unchanged. However, if I disable WiFi (so there is no internet connection), the app launches just fine with Vallum active. Clearly ff•Works tries to communicates out if internet connection is available, and Vallum/afw is blocking that. But I cannot figure out what exactly is being blocked. Nothing shows up in the log and no notification or dialogue box. The app ff•Works is a shareware. If you can download it from the link above, you can use it for up to 10 launches for free. I think you will be able to see my problem on your computer. I hope you can resolve this issue, because it is annoying. Thank you.
Megumi

huonfae31
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Re: VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by huonfae31 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:47 am

Developers please start giving stronger sha256sums and VirusTotal analysis URL, like TransmisionBT does ?????

We must avoid this similar disaster situation,
https://www.macrumors.com/2016/03/07/tr ... 500-times/

I cannot trust your site isn't hacked for downloads. MD5 may be fake. Your software has full system control with kext so I must be sure its legit.

You see how their downloads page is safer now?
https://transmissionbt.com/download/

Github is even used for the safest download server
https://github.com/transmission/transmi ... n-2.93.dmg

Mozilla company also give sha256sums for their Firefox browser
https://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefo ... SHA256SUMS

So we all know...

### Step 1 - Authenticate sha256sum ###

Open Terminal from /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

Use this command, but replace the file path at the end with your own path

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openssl dgst -sha256  /Users/Admin/vallum-3.0-publicbeta3.zip
The returned output will look like...

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SHA256(/Users/Admin/vallum-3.0-publicbeta3.zip)= 3435897fefa1d8293cc157d0a49a9a82d26bd1e8441f26edc353500817686312
### Step 2 - Authenticate by VirusTotal as extra precaution ###

1. Upload .dmg to VirusTotal website
https://www.virustotal.com/en/#file

2. Get the analysis URL...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/3435 ... /analysis/

3. Once it has uploaded people can search for it with checksum, no need to upload whole file again


Please give us all this info like Transmission BT does!

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PS - Please be aware of this esclation vulnerability people find recently
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/43217/
https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/1 ... calate.txt
https://www.cyber-security.ro/blog/2017 ... scalation/

hany
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Re: VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by hany » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 pm

@megumi:
thank you for submitting this bug, it will be fixed in beta 4

@huonfae31:
thanks so much, we will take into consideration your point of view and we will improve our security. For sure :)

megumi
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Re: VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by megumi » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:37 am

Thank you, hany, for addressing the issue I reported as promptly as usual. I have updated to Vallum Public Beta 4, and I can confirm that it has resolved my issue.
Megumi

huonfae31
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Re: VALLUM 3.0 PUBLIC BETA 3 RELEASED

Post by huonfae31 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:08 am

<3 Wow thank you so much Hany for doing this so quickly. You are the best! :D

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