BSDNews 20/06/2016

Last week in BSD

Releases: BSDSec, pfSense,
Other news:pfSense, OPNsense, HardenedBSD, BSDCan, BSDnow, FreshPorts, DragonflyBSD


 [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_08.webgui 
 [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_07.webgui 
 [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_06.squid 


GhostBSD 10.3 BETA1 is ready for testing

This first BETA development release is ready for testing and debugging new feature in GhostBSD 10.3, MATE and XFCE is available on SourceForge for the i386, amd64, and amd64-uefi architectures.

OPNsense 16.1.17 released

Today we offer complementary improvements and fixes to your swinging installation in the hopes that they will make your daily experience even better, rounded off with a pinch of SSL crypto updates.
In other news, we are getting ready for a first 16.7 release candidate after having finished the full work on the FreeBSD 10.3 base system including the addition of HardenedBSD’s ASLR. More on this next week.

Here is the change log for 16.1.17:
  • ports: isc-dhcp-server 4.3.4[1], syslogd 10.3, libressl 2.3.6[2], openssl 1.0.2_13[3]
  • system: fix OTP QR code link to amend the first request
  • system: allow to override TRIM apply at boot time via /etc/fstab[4]
  • dashboard: fix OpenVPN test data display
  • dashboard: gateway widget style updated
  • interfaces: allow debug option for dhcp6 client
  • interfaces: allow to delete WAN as well
  • interfaces: properly restart the respective proxy ARP daemon
  • firewall: fixed HTML errors in NAT edit page
  • services: fixed unbound custom option handling
  • services: allow RA send behaviour to be configured
  • services: show correct dynamic DNS type when editing an existing entry
  • openvpn: bring back authentication method selector
  • openvpn: create interfaces at boot time and even when disabled
  • power: separate menu for power off and reboot functions
  • intrusion detection: allow to drop/reset log files
  • plugins: can now create local logging sockets for chroot environments
  • plugins: new HAProxy version 1.3 with assorted fixes (contributed by Frank Wall and Manus Freedom)
  • lang: major updates for Russian (contributed by Smart-Soft Ltd.)
  • lang: assorted translation fixes (contributed by Fabian Franz)
  • lang: minor updates to Chinese, German and French


pfSense 2.3.1 Update 5 Available

2.3.1 Update 5 (2.3.1_5) is now available. Note that updates 2 through 4 were internal-only. This includes two security fixes to the web GUI, and 7 other bug fixes. The 2.3.1-RELEASE change list has been updated with an Update 5 section specifying the changes.
This update will reboot the system after installing.

New stable version: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE v46.4

HardenedBSD-10-STABLE-v46.4 -
* libarchive updates
* hbsd-update updates
* coverity fixes
* sfxge updates
* hyperv updates


BSDCan 2016 Presentations Online

The BSDCan 2016 conference in Ottawa has just concluded, with a number of OpenBSD-themed talks. These are the talks by OpenBSD developers: Reyk Flöter: An OpenFlow implementation for OpenBSD - Introducing switchd(8) and more about SDN (slides)
Henning Brauer: Running an ISP on OpenBSD - Why OpenBSD and several uncommon uses of it (slides)
Peter Hessler: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) implementation and support in OpenBSD. Or: A new protocol actually did improve our routing. (slides)
Mike Belopuhov: Implementation of Xen PVHVM drivers in OpenBSD (slides)
Antoine Jacoutot: OpenBSD rc.d(8) (slides)
Sebastian Benoit: Opensource Routing - Running an enterprise network on OpenBSD (slides)
In addition, two OpenBSD-centric tutorials were offered by people who are not themselves OpenBSD developers:
Peter Hansteen: Building The Network You Need With PF, The OpenBSD Packet Filter (slides)
Aaron Poffenberger: OpenSMTPD for the Real World (slides)

Music to Beastie’s ears | BSD Now 146

Kris is on vacation this week, so allan flies solo, provides a recap of BSDCan & covers a boatload of news including Microsoft providing support & SLAs for BSD, how terrible select() may be, an interview with Hans Petter Selasky about designing the USB drivers for FreeBSD & more!
View attached file (412 MB, video/mp4)

Quarterly branches are available

This afternoon, Bert JW Regeer wished that FreshPorts “would show information from the quarterly branches too…”. I knew I had done some work on this and that there was a way to display branch information. I check the source code and found the ?branch= parameter, but there was nothing in the database for this branch. [...]

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