Synology has released a new update for its DiskStation Manager 6.1 software. Version 6.1.5-1524 was officially released back on February 1st. After the problems with the December DSM updates, the rollout of this one was much slower. I started testing it back on February 2, 2018, and have not had any problems since. It does include some security updates, but like most “dot releases” it doesn’t contain any essential changes. (Well, if you’re affected by one of the fixes then it would be necessary for you.)
What’s New in DSM 6.1.5
- Added support for editing permissions to multiple groups and users to a single folder or file simultaneously in File Station.
- Added Seagate IronWolf Health Management (IHM) support on DS118, DS218play, DS418j, DS418 and DS218.
- Fixed an issue where the system may make a false alarm about hot spare disks when upgrading SHA.
- Fixed a domain issue by allowing Synology NAS to join an existing domain with an ASCII password.
- Enhanced system efficiency in calculating a large number of user and group privilege settings.
- Enhanced SSD cache reliability.
- Fixed the issue where setting notifications for low volume capacity is not available on 1-bay models.
- Fixed an issue where converting a single volume to support multiple volumes may be misidentified as a crashed volume.
- Fixed an issue where users may not be able to collapse and expand fieldsets on an SSD cache webpage with Safari 11 browser.
- Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Linux kernel (CVE-2017-16939).
- Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Samba (Synology-SA-17:72).