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Synology Updates Cloud Sync for DSM

Synology has released Cloud Sync version 1.0-0378, In addition to several fixes it adds support for Amazon Cloud Drive and improves WebDAV compatibility.

The complete set of changes is:

What’s New

  1. Added support for Amazon Cloud Drive.

Improvements

  1. Improved WebDAV compatibility.

Fixed issues

  1. Fixed an issue where S3 subfolders might not be correctly displayed.
  2. Fixed an issue where token expiration is not duly notified in certain conditions.
  3. Fixed an issue where an expired access token might lead to a syncing loop.
  4. Updated Yandex Disk icon.

I applied the update to both my test NAS, a DS212+, and my production NAS, a DS1815+, without a problem. But I don’t use any of the affected services such as S3. Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox all seem unaffected.

DSM 5.2 Update 2 Released By Synology

Synology has released Disk Station Manager 5.2 Update 2 and is calling it DSM 5.2-5565 Update 2. While there are some security fixes there’s nothing major. Unless, of course, you’re impacted by one of the bugs that have been fixed.

Synology has also stated that they reviewed DSM and their implementation of OpenSSL is not vulnerable to the LogJam vulnerability.

The complete list of documented fixes is:

  1. Improved the stability of SHR expansion.
  2. Improved the stability of SMB transfer when the system is being accessed by an excessive number of clients.
  3. Fixed multiple kernel vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-3122, CVE-2014-3153, CVE-2014-0196, and CVE-2014-4699).
  4. Fixed an issue where CPU usage could remain high when widget is enabled.
  5. Fixed an issue where LDAP users could fail to log in to DSM.
  6. Fixed an issue where files could not be downloaded via Windows’ terminal.
  7. Fixed an issue where system cannot enter hibernation.
  8. Fixed an issue where some folders with non-English names would become inaccessible via SMB.
  9. Fixed an issue where volumes/iSCSI LUN cannot be displayed after the Synology High Availability system resumes from safe mode with UPS connected.

I installed the update on a DS1815+, DS415+, DS212+ and DS1511+ without any issues. It does reboot the NAS

Synology Updates Cloud Station

Synology released Cloud Station 3.2-3479 for DSM 5.2. I installed the update on my DS1815+ without any problems. It automatically and silently updated the client software running on my Macs. (I don’t have any Windows machines currently running Cloud Station but it should automatically update those too.)

Documented fixes include:

  1. Fixed an issue that might caused high CPU usage using QuickConnect connection.
  2. Fixed an issue where proxy setting cannot be enabled.
  3. Fixed an issue where an expired certificate might cause verification failure.
  4. Fixed an issue where certain domain users cannot be properly enabled.
  5. Fixed an issue that might cause high CPU usage on Mac computers after rebooting.
  6. Fixed an issue where shared folder list cannot be displayed in certain QuickConnect connection.
  7. Fixed an issue where admin users cannot restore and download historic versions without Cloud Station privilege.
  8. Fixed an issue to support directories with brackets.

I have never encountered any of the problems so I can’t say whether or not they are actually fixed.

Synology Updates Download Station

Synology has released an update for Download Station which brings it to version 3.5-2956. The changes include:

Version: 3.5-2956

  1. Fixed an issue where BT download tasks would not work properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where HTTP links containing certain characters could not be downloaded.
  3. Fixed an issue where download tasks from file hosting sites would not be performed properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where BT/eMule would generate ‘access denied’ logs when the port number is below 1024.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

I updated download station without a issue. I don’t use Download Station enough to know if these, or any other issues, were fixed. But if you use it you should grab the update.

Synology Updates DSM 5.2

DiskStation Manager 5.2 (DSM 5.2) has only been out a few days but they already released an update. DSM 5.2 Update 1 has been released.

The documented changes include:

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where users could fail to join domain when the domain admin account contains specific characters.
  2. Improved the compatibility with USB devices.
  3. Fixed a security vulnerability to prevent cross-site scripting attacks (XSS).
  4. Upgraded PHP to 5.5.25 to address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2006-7243, CVE-2015-4021, CVE-2015-4022, CVE-2015-4024, CVE-2015-4025, CVE-2015-4026).
  5. Improved the compatibility with 3rd party DTV applications.
  6. Fixed an issue where SSD cache volume information may not be displayed correctly in Resource Monitor.
  7. Fixed an issue where users with guest accounts would be unable to create new files or folders via SMB protocol.

I haven’t encountered any of these issues in the short time I’ve been using DSM 5.2. I will be setting up a SSD cache in a week or so and the security fixes are always welcome so I immediately applied the update.

I applied the update to a DS1815+, DS415+ and DS212+ Synology NAS without having a problem. The update only took a couple of minutes but it did require a NAS reboot.