Day: August 8, 2014

LibreSSL 2.0.5 released

Brent Cook (bcook@) has
announced the release of LibreSSL 2.0.5:

We have released LibreSSL 2.0.5, which should be arriving in the
LibreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near you.

This version forward-ports security fixes from OpenSSL 1.0.1i,
including fixes for the following CVEs:

CVE-2014-3506
CVE-2014-3507
CVE-2014-3508 (partially vulnerable)
CVE-2014-3509
CVE-2014-3510
CVE-2014-3511

LibreSSL 2.0.4 was not found vulnerable to the following

(Read more...)

An Internet-Ready OS From Scratch in a Week — Rump Kernels on Bare Metal

The most time-consuming part of operating system development is obtaining
enough drivers to enable the OS to run real
applications which interact with the real world. NetBSD’s rump kernels allow reducing
that time to almost zero, for example for developing special-purpose operating
systems for the cloud and embedded IoT devices. This article describes
an experiment in creating an OS by

(Read more...)