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Pulse Secure Desktop Client Release Notes

Pulse Secure Desktop Client v5.1R12, Build 61915 For more information on this product, go to www.pulsesecure.net/products.

Release, Build Pulse 5.1R12, Build 61915 Published April 2017 Document Version 1.8

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Pulse Secure and the Pulse Secure logo are trademarks of Pulse Secure, LLC in the United States. All other trademarks,

service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Pulse Secure, LLC assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies in this document. Pulse Secure, LLC reserves the right to

change, modify, transfer, or otherwise revise this publication without notice.

The information in this document is current as of the date on the title page.

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

The Pulse Secure product that is the subject of this technical documentation consists of (or is intended for use with) Pulse

Secure software. Use of such software is subject to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (EULA)

posted at https://www.pulsesecure.net/support/eula. By downloading, installing or using such software, you agree to the

terms and conditions of that EULA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 4

General Notes ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4

Interoperability and Supported Platforms ............................................................................................................................. 4

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R12 ....................................................................................................................................... 4

New Features in Pulse 5.1R11.1 ............................................................................................................................................ 4

Caveats, Important Changes, and Deprecated Features ................................................................................................ 4

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R11.1 .................................................................................................................................... 5

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R11 ....................................................................................................................................... 5

Known Issues in Pulse5.1R10 ................................................................................................................................................ 6

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R10 ....................................................................................................................................... 6

Problems Resolved in 5.1R9.1 ............................................................................................................................................... 7

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R9 ......................................................................................................................................... 7

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R8 ......................................................................................................................................... 8

Known Issues in Pulse5.1R8 .................................................................................................................................................. 8

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R7 ......................................................................................................................................... 9

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R6 ......................................................................................................................................... 9

Known Issues in Pulse5.1R6 ................................................................................................................................................ 11

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R5 ....................................................................................................................................... 11

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R4 ....................................................................................................................................... 11

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R3.2 ..................................................................................................................................... 12

Problems Resolved in Pulse5.1R2 ....................................................................................................................................... 13

Known Issues in This Release .............................................................................................................................................. 14

Documentation Feedback ................................................................................................................................................... 14

Technical Support ............................................................................................................................................................... 14

Revision History.................................................................................................................................................................. 14

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Introduction This release-notes document for the Pulse Secure desktop client version 5.1. This document provides a cumulative list of all

enhancements, fixes and known issues for the 5.1 client. If the information in the release notes differs from the

information found in the documentation set, follow the release notes.

The Pulse Secure desktop client provides a secure and authenticated connection from an endpoint device (either Windows

or Mac OS X) to a Pulse Secure gateway (either Pulse Connect Secure or Pulse Policy Secure). For a complete description of

the capabilities of this desktop client, please see the online help within the desktop client itself, or the Pulse Desktop Client

Administration Guide (which can be found at Pulse Secures Technical Publications site).

General Notes For policy reasons security issues are not normally mentioned in release notes. To find more information about our security advisories please see our security advisory page: https://kb.pulsesecure.net/?atype=sa.

Interoperability and Supported Platforms Please refer to the Pulse Desktop Client Supported Platforms Guide for supported versions of operating systems, browsers,

and servers in this release.

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R12 The following table lists important fixes and enhancements that were introduced in Pulse 5.1R12.

Problem Report

Number Description

PRS-347692 DNS resolution may fail until the DNS client is restarted.

PRS-343874 IPv4 DNS fails to be distributed to macOS clients running only with IPv6.

PRS-347649 Pre-signin notification messages are not word-wrapped.

New Features in Pulse 5.1R11.1 No new features were introduced in the Pulse Secure Desktop Client version 5.1r11.1.

Caveats, Important Changes, and Deprecated Features The Pulse Secure Desktop Client version 5.1r11.1 addresses issues described in security advisory SA40241.

Important note: In order to run the Pulse Secure desktop client version 5.1R8 or later on a Windows 7 machine, the

machine must contain a March 10, 2015 Windows 7 Update in order to be able to accept and verify SHA-2-signed binaries

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properly. This Windows 7 update is described here and here. If this update is not installed (in other words if a Windows 7

machine has not received an OS update since March 10, 2015), then Pulse 5.1R8 and later will have reduced functionality

(see PRS-337311, below). (As a general rule, Pulse Secure, LLC recommends that client machines be kept current with the

latest OS updates to maximize security and stability.)

Problems Resolved in Pulse 5.1R11.1 The following table lists important fixes and enhancements that were introduced in Pulse 5.1R11.1.

Problem Report

Number Description

PRS-349469

The Java-based JuniperSetupClient was signed without timestamp information. This causes the JRE to not trust the applet after the expi