StoneGate IPsec VPN Client

StoneGate IPsec VPN Client
StoneGate IPsec VPN Client
Release Notes for Version 4.3.2
Created: December 22, 2008
Table of Contents
What’s New .............................................................................................................................................. 3
System Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 4
Build Version ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Product Binary Checksums ...................................................................................................................... 5
Compatibility ............................................................................................................................................ 5
IPsec Compliance .................................................................................................................................... 5
Installation and Upgrade Instructions ....................................................................................................... 5
Known Issues ........................................................................................................................................... 6
What’s New
Enhancements
Enhancements that have been made since StoneGate IPsec VPN Client v4.3.1 are described in the table below.
Enhancement
MTU of virtual adapter can
now be configured
Description
The MTU of the virtual adapter can now be configured through the following
registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sgipsecvpn\VirtualAdapterMTU
The key type is DWORD. The valid range is 600-1400.
Fixes
Problems described in the table below have been fixed since StoneGate IPsec VPN Client version 4.3.1. A
workaround solution is presented for earlier versions where available.
Synopsis
Description
Workaround for previous
versions
Policy manager process may
stop when resuming from
sleep (37677)
The VPN Client's policy manager process may
sometimes stop when resuming from sleep. The
process is restarted automatically.
N/A
VPN client GUI component
stops working with certain
certificates (44373)
If a CA certificate referenced in the client configuration
does not contain a CN component in its subject name,
the VPN client GUI stops working.
Do not use CAs without CN components
in their subject name in the client VPN.
If the problematic CA is under local
control, generate a CA certificate that
has a CN in its subject name.
WAN interfaces on Vista may
not work when VPN Client is
in disabled state (44717)
WAN interfaces (such as PPPoE) on Vista may not
work when the VPN Client is in the disabled state.
Do not disable the VPN client.
Disconnect instead.
Certificate import problems
(45101)
Importing a PKCS #12 certificate fails if the path to the
certificate contains non-ASCII characters. Importing
separate certificate and private key files also fails if the
files are not in the same directory.
N/A
VPN Client may not work
correctly if virtual adapter
network overlaps with
physical interface (45279)
The VPN Client may not work correctly if the network
for the virtual adapter overlaps with the network of the
client machine's physical interface. This problem only
affects Windows XP and Windows 2000.
N/A
On Windows XP NETSH.EXE
may produce error (45449)
On Windows XP systems, NETSH.EXE may produce
error messages if the user logs off when the virtual
adapter is just being configured.
N/A
VPN Client sometimes selects
incorrect MAC address for
virtual adapter configuration
(45470)
The VPN Client may sometimes select the MAC
address of the incorrect interface to be used in the
virtual adapter configuration. This may lead to conflicts
between different concurrent users, for example if the
MAC address of the PPP adapter is used.
VPN Client versions starting from 4.2.3
have a tool called sgvmac.exe that can
be used to select the MAC address.
Multiple authentication
requests (46058)
In some error situations, the VPN Client may prompt
for authentication repeatedly.
Select Disable VPN, then select
Connect again.
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Release Notes for version 4.3.2
Changes Introduced in major version 4.2
This section lists major changes that were introduced in StoneGate IPsec VPN Client v4.2.0 that may affect you
if you are upgrading from a version prior to v4.2.0. This is not a full listing; see the Release Notes of each version
for more details.
Change
Description
Only software-based
certificates can be used
The new version only supports user certificates that are loaded from files.
Client firewall is not included
Standard Windows firewall features must be enabled or a third party firewall product must be
used to secure the client.
Windows domain logon is not
supported
This version does not support integration with the Windows domain logon process.
Proprietary UDP
encapsulation is replaced
with NAT-T standard
When the VPN Client communicates through NAT devices, port 4500/UDP must be opened in
addition to 500/UDP. Custom ports used by older StoneGate VPN Clients (2535/TCP and
2746/UDP) are not used by the VPN Client version 4.2.0 and newer.
Authentication Client is not
included
The new VPN Client does not include the Authentication Client feature that was bundled with
the older VPN Client. If the Authentication Client is needed, VPN Client version 2.6.2 can be
installed on the same host if only the Authentication Client is installed.
DNS redirection feature is not
included
DNS domain and name server information on the VPN Client Configuration tab of the VPN site
properties is not used with the VPN Client version 4.2.0 and newer. Use the Virtual Adapter
configuration to enable the client to use internal DNS servers automatically.
System Requirements
General Requirements

Processor: Pentium 4 processor or higher recommended

Hard disk space: 300 MB of free disk space

Memory: 512 MB

Mouse or other pointing device

SVGA (800x600) display or higher

IPv4 TCP/IP installed and configured
Operating Systems

Windows XP 32-bit Professional or Home with Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3

Windows Vista 32/64-bit Enterprise, Business or Ultimate, no Service Pack or Service Pack 1
Build Version
The StoneGate IPsec VPN Client v4.3.2 build version is 1126.
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Release Notes for version 4.3.2
Product Binary Checksums
StoneGate_IPsec_VPN.msi
MD5SUM
b82d62875cdf5950908c7f53e9a8ccb8
SHA1SUM
117178591e399c7ce84592fac2ddb7b43826ecf8
StoneGate_IPsec_VPN_4.3.2.1126.exe
MD5SUM
774ca1d56f29d23df977559fcb9c36ea
SHA1SUM
ab206a67657d55df31192720bd259c5e38c52cc0
StoneGate_IPsec_VPN_4.3.2.1126_with_NET2.0.exe
MD5SUM
07188f0f5b3bc1c6070c3a50782c8509
SHA1SUM
47fe4d4e9ae5aac027a7a644493288a0a843655d
Compatibility
StoneGate IPsec VPN Client v4.3.2 is compatible with StoneGate Firewall/VPN version 4.2.0 and later.
StoneGate Management Center (SMC) version 4.2.1 or later is required. SMC 4.3.0 or later is required when
using customized installation package feature.
IPsec Compliance
StoneGate IPsec VPN Client is compliant with the IPsec and IKEv1 standards. StoneGate IPsec VPN Client can
only be used with a StoneGate Firewall/VPN gateway because of the proprietary automatic configuration
methods.
Installation and Upgrade Instructions
The main installation steps for the StoneGate IPsec VPN Client are as follows:
1.
If you are running a StoneGate VPN Client older than 4.2.0, uninstall that version.
2.
Ensure you have administrator privileges (or on Vista, that UAC is enabled) and start the installation by
running the setup file.

If you are installing on a Windows XP system that does not have the Microsoft .NET
Framework version 2.0 or newer installed, select the installation package that also contains the
.NET framework.

If the StoneGate IPsec VPN Client must be installed in silent mode, start the installer from the
command line and add options /s /v"/qn" to the command line.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
4.
Connect to a gateway to get the configuration settings for the VPN Client.
The detailed installation instructions can be found in the StoneGate IPsec VPN Client User’s Guide. For more
information on using StoneGate, refer to the Online Help system or the StoneGate Administrator’s Guide. For
background information on how the StoneGate system works, consult the StoneGate Reference Guide.
There have been reports that in some pre-installed Windows Vista systems the junctions to the C:\ProgramData
folder have been set up erroneously. The StoneGate IPsec VPN Client must not be installed on these machines,
before correcting the junctions to point to the correct folder (C:\ProgramData).
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Release Notes for version 4.3.2
Known Issues
Currently there are no known issues in the StoneGate IPsec VPN Client.
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