BSD News 01/02/2016

Last week in BSD

Releases: OPNsesne, HardenedBSD
Other news:Talks, HardenedBSD, NetBSD, Minix, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, ZFS, HardenedBSD, PC-BSD, OPNsense, LibreSSL, BSDSec, BSDTalk



OPNsense 16.1 Released

It has been more than a year since OPNsense first came out. Back then it was FreeBSD 10.0. Not even two months after, 10.1 was introduced along with the opnsense-update utility. Today is the day for FreeBSD 10.2, the latest and greatest release currently available for broader driver support and stability improvements. 16.1 is nick-named “Crafty Coyote” in honour of our beloved childhood TV sessions. It is the accumulation of 6 months of work, having had our focus on reengineering the captive portal, native intrusion prevention, plugin support, and transforming the reporting frontend into something more modern and flexible just to name a few[1]. Apart from the recently published security advisories (see patch notes below), we have included a quick navigation feature which can be activated by pressing (TAB) followed by search keywords and hitting (ENTER) to go to the desired page. Last but not least, a larger batch of improvements and fixes went into assorted sections of the GUI that certainly help to get your work done without ending up dazed and confused.

HardenedBSD New development versions.

New stable versions: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE and 11-CURRENT v40

New stable versions: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE and 11-CURRENT v40.1

HardenedBSD-10-STABLE-v40.1 -
[hardenedbsd] HBSD: Don't check for ZFS KLD when non-root.
[hardenedbsd] HBSD: Harden KLD-related syscalls
[hardenedbsd] HBSD: Add /proc to the hbsd-update's skipped files list.
[hardenedbsd/freebsd] HBSD: ktrace: tidy up ktrstruct
[freebsd] Merge OpenSSL 1.0.1r.
[freebsd] Add EFI ZFS boot support
[freebsd] e1000 driver update
HardenedBSD-11-CURRENT-v40.1 -
[hardenedbsd] HBSD: Don't check for ZFS KLD when non-root.
[freebsd] Merge OpenSSL 1.0.2f. (SA candidate)
[hardenedbsd] HBSD: Add /proc to the installer's skipped files list.


A Reimplementation of NetBSD Using a Microkernel

This talk covers some of the history of Minix 3, what it is and why Andrew started the project, and how after years of fighting it why he realized that Minix 3 should be more like BSD than being its own thing.
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New Member - CTurt

We've added a new member to the HardenedBSD team! CTurt will be working with us to research, exploit, and produce patches for kernel-level vulnerabilities. We'll be working on getting these kernel security enhancements upstreamed to FreeBSD after the fixes have been deemed stable in HardenedBSD first.

License corrections for DragonFly

This has no effect on the actual operation of DragonFly, but it makes me feel better that it’s done: Rimvydas Jasinskas has gone through DragonFly source and removed the unnecessary 3rd BSD license clause, which is no longer needed.

illuminating the future on PC-BSD | BSD Now 126

This week on BSDNow, we are going to be talking to Ken Moore about the Lumina desktop environment, where it stands now and looking ahead. Then Allan turns the tables and interviews both myself and Ken about new ongoings in PC-BSD land. Stay tuned, lots of exciting show is coming your way right now on BSDNow, the place to B...SD!

bsdtalk261 - Jails and System Management with Kris Moore

An interview with Kris Moore about the Warden jail management system, iocage, and progress on a new system management API.

File Info: 30Min, 14MB.

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Jan Hovancik

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