BSD News 27/11/2017

Last week in BSD

Releases: OPNsense, pfSense
News: BSDSec, DragonFly BSD, BSDnow, OpenBSD, Lumina Desktop, BSD Router, p2k17, Wallpaper


FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:08.ptrace [REVISED]
FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:10.kldstat [REVISED]
[Security-announce] pfSense-SA-17_09.webgui
[Security-announce] pfSense-SA-17_08.webgui
[Security-announce] [UPDATED] pfSense-SA-17_07.packages


OPNsense 17.7.8 released

A shiny new update is available, addressing the recent security advisories from FreeBSD, OpenSSL, Sudo and a number of minor bugs.
To all our 18.1-BETA testers we say this: thank you! The results have been thoroughly positive. If you would like to participate as well, please take a closer look:

pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE now available

pfSense software version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases.


Remember: don’t kldload i915 too soon

I just wasted an hour trying to figure out why xorg had strange output but no errors on this laptop, and it’s because I had i915_load=”YES” in /boot/loader.conf instead of i915_load=”YES” in /etc/rc.conf.  I’m almost nearly sure I’ve mentioned that before, but if not: here you go.
(though if you never plan to run X, you can put it in loader.conf and everything will just work.)

BSD in Taiwan | BSD Now 221

Allan reports on his trip to BSD Taiwan, new versions of Lumina and GhostBSD are here, a bunch of OpenBSD p2k17 hackathon reports & more!

Pre-DragonFly 4.4 users, take note

If you happen to be running an old version of DragonFly, you may need to do an intermediate upgrade to move to releases after 5.0.  This is in part because of commits to support C++14.  This only applies to version of DragonFly before 4.4.

Code stuff

The strongest KASLR, ever? (latest developments in the Kernel ASLR district)
Lumina Version 1.4.0 Released
Areca update: arcmsr(4)
In Other BSDs for 2017/11/25

Interesting articles

DragonFly: Locking microtests
How to build a BSDRP router lab - [Virtualbox]
Digging into /usr/share/examples

p2k17 Hackathon

OpenBSD is holding hackathons as an attempt to get new changes into the source tree quickly. Here are some reports from the latest:
Reflections on Hackathons
p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress

Wallpaper of the week


Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover