High memory bugfix for DragonFly

If you have an Intel-based system and it has trouble reading some USB ports, or odd behavior with some virtual machines, this recent bugfix in DragonFly-current may help you.  I know, my description is vague, but I haven’t encountered this direct…

BSD Now 362: 2.11-BSD restoration

This week’s BSD Now leads with an interview of Warner Losh and his work with reviving 2.11BSD.  Everyone’s been linking to his posts about it, so now you can hear his plans.

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:22.sqlite

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FreeBSD-SA-20:22.sqlite Security Advisory
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Topic: Multiple vulnerabilities in sqlite3

Category: contrib
Module: sqlite3
Announced: 2020-08-05
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-06-15 03:10:53 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:13:08 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p8)
2020-06-15 03:10:53 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:13:08 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p2)
2020-08-05 17:13:08 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p12)
CVE Name: CVE-2020-11655, CVE-2020-11656,

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:23.sendmsg

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FreeBSD-SA-20:23.sendmsg Security Advisory
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Topic: sendmsg(2) privilege escalation

Category: core
Module: kernel compat32
Announced: 2020-08-05
Credits: m00nbsd working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-08-05 17:07:13 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:14:01 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p8)
2020-08-05 17:08:02 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:14:01 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p2)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:21.usb_net

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FreeBSD-SA-20:21.usb_net Security Advisory
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Topic: Potential memory corruption in USB network device drivers

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-08-05
Credits: Ilja van Sprundel, IOActive
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-06-14 05:25:06 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:11:18 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p8)
2020-06-14 05:27:37 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:11:18 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p2)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:16.vmx

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Topic: vmx driver packet loss and degraded performance

Category: core
Module: vmx
Announced: 2020-08-05
Affects: FreeBSD 12.1
Corrected: 2020-01-20 22:15:33 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-08-05 17:09:54 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p8)

For general information regarding FreeBSD Errata Notices and Security
Advisories, including descriptions of the fields above, security
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Bootstrapping 2.11BSD (no patches) from 2.11BSD pl 195

Bootstrapping 2.11BSD (original)I’ve had the sources for what I think is the original 2.11BSD for some time now. However, how do I know these sources are good? That’s a very good question. I have a series of tests that I’m doing to verify that the sour…

Missing 2.11BSD patches

2.11BSD Missing PatchesWhile looking into some date anomalies in the final image (since I’d like to get the dates right) I discovered a number of source directories had dates slightly newer than the date in the announcement. This lead me to discover so…

Lazy Reading for 2020/08/02

Preposted early; I’m traveling during the week so I have to throw all my extra tabs in quick. Computer graphic history at the Pixar Online Library.  Goes back to the 80s.  (via) thecookie.website. Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the game watch.  (via) Synergy, multicomputer mouse and keyboard.  (via) Open Source Software and Global …

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