Software Update: Sophos UTM 9.701-6

Sophos has released a new version of its Unified Threat Management, UTM for short, with 9.701-6 as the version number. This software is delivered on physical hardware as well as in a soft appliance for VMware, Hyper-V, Xen and KVM. In addition to the paid variants for businesses, Sophos offers this firewall for home use at no cost. For the various image and update files, please visit the MySophos portal. The announcement of this release looks like this:

UTM Up2Date 9.701 Released

Today we’ve released UTM 9,701. The release will be rolled out in phases. In phase 1 you can download the update package from our download server, in phase 2 we will spread it via our Up2Date servers.


  • Maintenance Release


  • System will be rebooted
  • Configuration will be upgraded
  • Connected APs will perform firmware upgrade
  • Connected REDs will perform firmware upgrade

Issues Resolved

  • NUTM-11142 [AWS] Unable to create VPC tunnel to AWS GovCloud
  • NUTM-10024 [Basesystem] Unexpected reboots of both HA nodes
  • NUTM-10625 [Basesystem] IPs will be counted under license usage even they are not really active
  • NUTM-10893 [Basesystem] UTM does not process traffic after reboot
  • NUTM-11065 [Basesystem] iptables-restore: line 10 failed: ICMP Rule disappears sporadically
  • NUTM-11234 [Basesystem] NTP Vulnerability (CVE-2018-12327)
  • NUTM-11121 [Configuration Management] Confd move_object() is broken
  • NUTM-10051 [Email] DLP Custom expression does not match if message text starts with a ‘<'
  • NUTM-11229 [Email] Patch Exim (CVE-2019-15846)
  • NUTM-10019 [Network] Unexpected UDP drops (UDP / 4742)
  • NUTM-10519 [Network] BGP neighborship not coming up
  • NUTM-10963 [Network] NAT rules stopped working after update
  • NUTM-11005 [Network] IP renewal doesn’t work for one interface if multiple dynamic uplinks exist
  • NUTM-11175 [Network] IPS exception does not work for SID 49666 for inbound WAF traffic
  • NUTM-11208 [Network] Optimize route updates
  • NUTM-11003 [UI Framework] Portal login failed to find user object of Active Directory user
  • NUTM-11030 [UI Framework] Webadmin mass enable/disable/delete user does not work
  • NUTM-11053 [UI Framework] Alert “Do you want to wait xx more seconds to finish the request?” does not disappear if request is done.
  • NUTM-11214 [UI Framework] Conform to Apple’s new certificate requirements (webadmin)
  • NUTM-10960 [Web] Proxy crash with coredump on UTM 9.602
  • NUTM-11034 [Web] Method change on UTM warn page in 9.6 cause warning in Firefox
  • NUTM-11102 [Web] SafeSearch not working as expected
  • NUTM-11345 [Web] Regenerated Signing CA using 1024bit key, causing iOS 13 trust issues
  • NUTM-11422 [Web] Error while saving any web filter profile after upgrade to 9.7
  • NUTM-10834 [Wireless] UTM config changelog updates when reviewing wireless network settings
  • NUTM-11122 [Wireless] QR code missing from hotspot voucher when custom hostname is longer than 24 characters
  • NUTM-11150 [Wireless] APs became inactive after upgrade from UTM 9.603 to 9.604

Version number 9,701-6
Release status Final
Website Sophos
License type Freeware/Paid