Month: January 2020

A new daemon(8)

daemon(8) has been updated, cause there’s ports that expect daemon to have some specific flags – especially -T.
There is a certain correlation between this utility and certain BSD logos.

BSD Now 335: FreeBSD Down Under

BSD Now 335 is up, with links to a bunch of advocacy articles this week, and also notation of a (past) BSD conference in Australia, and an interview of a Hyperbola dev; a project I need to pay more attention to.

HAMMER2 and how to use

If you’ve been following HAMMER2 for some time, these questions and answers will not be new to you – but they are useful notes all the same.

It’s always snd_hda

Just like it’s always DNS, if you have to ask what your sound device is… it’s probably hda.  That’s been the answer I think I’ve seen every time for maybe a decade?

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:02.nmount

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FreeBSD-EN-20:02.nmount Errata Notice
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Topic: nmount invalid pointer dereference

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Andrew Turner
Affects: FreeBSD 11.3 and FreeBSD 12.0.
Corrected: 2019-10-03 07:17:26 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2019-10-04 14:10:56 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE)
2020-01-28 18:54:15 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2019-10-04 17:27:49 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:54:15 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p6)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:01.ssp

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Topic: Imprecise ordering of SSP canary initialization

Category: core
Module: libc
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Kyle Evans
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-11-25 03:49:38 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p2)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2019-11-25 03:49:38 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/11.3,

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:02.ipsec

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Topic: Missing IPsec anti-replay window check

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Jean-Francois HREN
Affects: FreeBSD 12.0 only
Corrected: 2020-01-28 18:56:46 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
CVE Name: CVE-2019-5613

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:03.thrmisc

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Topic: kernel stack data disclosure

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Ilja Van Sprundel
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-11-15 16:40:10 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:57:45 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p2)
2020-01-28 18:57:45 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2019-11-15 16:40:55 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:57:45 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p6)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:01.libfetch

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FreeBSD-SA-20:01.libfetch Security Advisory
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Topic: libfetch buffer overflow

Category: core
Module: libfetch
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Duncan Overbruck
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-01-28 18:40:55 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:55:25 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p2)
2020-01-28 18:55:25 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2020-01-28 18:42:06 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:55:25 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p6)
CVE Name:

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Lazy Reading for 2019/01/26

I literally just smooshed all my open tabs that weren’t baking–related into this post. Electric Rogue.  (via) Tiny Helpers.  Single-purpose web development tools.  (via) Manytools, similar.  (via) Bringing the London Bus Network home.  Home-made info screen.  (via) Fun With Software.  An AR joke. fast_template, your own blog, without having to buy into anyone’s platform.  (via) …

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BSD Now 334: Distrowatch Running FreeBSD

BSD Now 334 is posted, with juuuust the right mix of items; some advocacy, some license confusion (for Linux), etc.  I notice linked in the bottom section the February NYCBUG meeting will have Paul Vixie talking at their meeting, which hasn’t eve…