BSDNews 11/12/2017

Last week in BSD

News: BSDSec, Dragon Fly, BSDNow, pfSense, OpenBSD. s2k17
Releases: Dragon Fly BSD, OPNsense


[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 11.0 end-of-life
OpenBSD Errata: December 10th, 2017 (mpls)


DragonFly 5.0.2 released

DragonFly 5.0.2 is released.  As you may guess from the version number, this is a bugfix release.  The release tag has the full details.  Update through the normal process of a buildworld/buildkernel, at your leisure.

OPNsense 17.7.9 released

XSS vulnerability in the certificate manager is being fixed that is based on a crafted certificate being imported into the system. PHP was finally updated from 7.0 to 7.1 which should make things a bit faster. Last but not least, the HAProxy plugin by Frank Wall receives a major update for improved usability, several new features and two bug fixes.


Compile once, debug twice | BSD Now 223

Picking a compiler for debuggability, how to port Rust apps to FreeBSD, what the point of Docker is on FreeBSD/Solaris, another EuroBSDcon recap & network manager control in OpenBSD.

Application Detection on pfSense® Software

Thanks to the Snort package and OpenAppID, pfSense is now application-aware.

arm64 platform now officially supported [and has syspatch(8)]

arm64 is now an officially supported platform for OpenBSD. As some readers will have noticed, there's now syspatch(8) support, too.

Code stuff

Boggle, banner, tetris added to Dragon Fly
In Other BSDs for 2017/12/09
Network driver changes: ix, faith
pledge() work in progress

s2k17 Hackathon

OpenBSD is holding hackathons as an attempt to get new changes into the source tree quickly. Here are some reports from the latest:
s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress

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