BSD News 22/06/2015

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Releases: MidnightBSD, OPNsense, NetBSD
Other news: SmallWall, DragonFly BSD, pfSense, FreeBSD, MidnightBSD, BSDnow, NetBSD, OPNsense, BSDSec



MidnightBSD 0.6.1 RELEASE

MidnightBSD 0.6.1 RELEASE fixes several security issues with OpenSSL.
It updates the system to OpenSSL 0.9.8zg.
Users of 0.6 or 07-CURRENT should update their systems via SVN.
You can read more about the issues via the OpenSSL website:

OPNsense version 15.1.12 Released

  • src: fix OpenSSL multiple vulnerabilities (SA-15:10.openssl)
  • src: update base system file(1) to 5.22 (EN-15:06)
  • src: improve reliability of ZFS (EN-15:07) [3]
  • src: updated to tzdata2015e [4]
  • ports: openssl 1.0.2c [5], libressl 2.2.0 [6], php 5.6.10 [7], dnsmasq 2.73 [8], smartmontools 6.4 [9]
  • syslogd: disable unmaintained and unused ZMQ patches
  • opnsense-update: gained independent awareness of kernel and base system version
  • opnsense-update: improved the manual page to include all recent changes
  • firmware: bring back /etc/shells support to avoid the unknown shell warning on bootup
  • firmware: always schedule next poll while upgrade is running to accommodate for web server restart delay
  • logs: fix DHCP reverse ordering and update layout
  • wizard: remove false statement about using “dhcp” for LAN setup
  • menu: order interfaces by name
  • captive portal: fix database creation query by avoiding SQL injection syntax that broke due to a recent upstream hardening of the database adapter underneath


NetBSD 7.0_RC1

Many changes have been made since 6.0. Here are a few highlights:
  • Greatly improved support for modern Intel and Radeon graphics hardware through a port of the Linux DRM/KMS code. Most X.Org components have been updated as well.
  • ARM multiprocessor support
  • Support for new ARM boards, some of which are listed below:
    • Raspberry Pi 2
    • ODROID-C1
    • BeagleBoard-xM
    • BeagleBone
    • BeagleBone Black
    • Banana Pi
    • Cubieboard 2
    • Cubietruck
    • Merii Hummingbird
    • Marvell ARMADA XP
    • GlobalScale MiraBox
    • Kobo
    • Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1
  • GPT support in sysinst
  • Lua kernel scripting
  • Multiprocessor USB stack
  • Many improvements to NPF, the NetBSD packet filter
  • GCC 4.8.4 (and optionally, LLVM/Clang 3.6.1)
Binaries of NetBSD 7.0_RC1 are available for download at:
Those who prefer to build from source can either use the netbsd-7-0-RC1 tag or follow the netbsd-7 branch.

Other news

SmallWall documentation

We now have documentation on the website! And some minor fixes to the website... 

BSDNow: Episode 094: Builder's Insurance

This week on the show, we'll be chatting with Marc Espie. He's recently added some additional security measures to dpb, OpenBSD's package building tool, and we'll find out why they're so important. We've also got all this week's news, answers to your emails and even a BSDCan wrap-up, coming up on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

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