BSD News 27/10/2014

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FreeBSD 10.1-RC3 Now Available 

Changes between 10.1-RC2 and 10.1-RC3 include:
  • Several fixes to the UDPLite protocol implementation.
  • The vt(4) driver has been updated to save and restore keyboard mode and LED states when switching windows.
  • Several fixes to the SCTP protocol implementation.
  • A potential race condition in obtaining a file pointer has been corrected.
  • Fix ZFS ZVOL deadlock and rename issues.
  • Restore ABI compatibility with 10.0-RELEASE.
  • Removed the last vestige of MD5 password hashes.
  • Several rc(8) script updates and fixes.
  • bsdinstall(8) has been updated to allow selecting local_unbound in the default services to enable at first boot.
  • Prevent ZFS leaking pool free space.
  • Fix rtsold(8) remote buffer overflow vulnerability. [SA-14:20]
  • Fix routed(8) remote denial of service vulnerability. [SA-14:21]
  • Fix memory leak in sandboxed namei lookup. [SA-14:22]
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.1j. [SA-14:23]
  • Fix an issue where a FreeBSD virtual machine provisioned in the Microsoft Azure service does not recognize the second attached disk on the system.
Pre-installed virtual machine images for 10.1-RC3 are also available for amd64 and i386 architectures.

PC-BSD 10.1-RC1 Released 

PC-BSD Notable Changes
* KDE 4.14.2
* GNOME 3.12.2
* Cinnamon 2.2.16
* Chromium 38.0.2125.104_1
* Firefox 33.0
* NVIDIA Driver 340.24
* Lumina desktop 0.7.0-beta
* Pkg 1.3.8_3
* New AppCafe HTML5 web/remote interface, for both desktop / server usage
* New CD-sized text-installer ISO files for TrueOS / server deployments
* New Centos 6.5 Linux emulation base
* New HostAP mode for Wifi GUI utilities
* Misc bug fixes and other stability improvements

OpenSSL errata Oct 20 
kernexec errata Oct 20 
errata patch to disble sslv3 
FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-14:20.rtsold 
FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-14:21.routed 
FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-14:22.namei 
FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-14:23.openssl

Other news

Don't Buy a Router | BSD Now 60 

This week on the show we're joined by Olivier Cochard-Labbé, the creator of both FreeNAS and the BSD Router Project! We'll be discussing what the BSD Router Project is, what it's for and where it's going. All this week's headlines and answers to viewer-submitted questions, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

The Book of PF 3rd ed Is Out, Win First Signed Copy by Donating to OpenBSD! 

As you may have heard elsewhere, The Book of PF is out in its third edition. Now author Peter Hansteen has received his author copies, and he has teamed up with the OpenBSD Foundation to auction off the first ever signed copy of the book.

More details are to be found over at Peter's blog, but the main item is that the first physical copy of the new edition ever touched by and subsequently signed by its author is up on an ebay auction where all proceeds will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. For unsuccessful bidders, Peter urges them to donate the amount of their highest bid to the OpenBSD Foundation.

Code stuff
 led(4) for you and me
 Clang support in DragonFly 
 In Other BSDs for 2014/10/25

Interesting articles
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