BSD News 03/12/2017

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Releases: HardenedBSD
News: BSDSec, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD, BSDnow, NetBSD, Vagrant

BSDSec

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:11.openssl
OpenBSD Errata: December 1st, 2017 (fktrace)

Releases

Stable release: HardenedBSD-stable 11-STABLE v1100054.1

Highlights:
- fixed syslogd - restore host name handling in UDP case
- fixed ARM64 control flow problem
- fixed MAP_GUARRD issues
- upgrade to Unicode 10.0.0
- ZFS fixes
(side note: the recent OpenSSL security issues (FreeBSD-SA-17:11.openssl) are already fixed in previous releases)
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News

scfb support in DragonFly

If you’re booting DragonFly in UEFI mode, and you have unsupported video (i.e. NVIDIA), there’s the scfb driver for xorg.  It doesn’t support NVIDIA chipsets either, but it gives more options than the generic vesa driver.  It appears to be present in all the BSDs to some extent.

How Netflix works | BSD Now 222

We take a look at two-faced Oracle, cover a FAMP installation, how Netflix works the complex stuff & show you who the patron of yak shaving is.

Code stuff
In Other BSDs for 2017/12/02
World without sharing
The LLVM Thread Sanitizer has been ported to NetBSD

Interesting articles

DragonFly on Vagrant with shared folders

Pic of the week

Fixed the apple root bug.

from https://twitter.com/nehalist/status/937337658707202048/photo/1
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