Month: April 2020

Thanks for the tips!

Quick UpdateThanks for the tips!Warren Toomey pointed me at the Kermit in 4.3BSD: It was 4C(057). But it was a trimmed copy of C-Kermit: just the unix files were there. I don’t know how I missed it. This version was copied far and wide, but I didn’t ha…

Finding Kermit 4x

Unix C-Kermit 4x VersionsAs part of my efforts to reconstruct my Venix system to sources, I recently went on a hunt for old versions of Unix Kermit. There’s a fair number of them, but not many from the kermit project web site. Prior to version 4, unix …

Chromium on DragonFly

This is I think not resolved yet, but here’s something I didn’t know: keeping Chromium from being tied into Google’s services is actually a build issue, not a settings issue.  i.e. once it’s in binary form, you can’t opt o…

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:11.openssl

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FreeBSD-SA-20:11.openssl Security Advisory
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Topic: OpenSSL remote denial of service vulnerability

Category: contrib
Module: openssl
Announced: 2020-04-21
Credits: Bernd Edlinger
Affects: FreeBSD 12.1
Corrected: 2020-04-21 15:47:58 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-04-21 15:53:08 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p4)
CVE Name: CVE-2020-1967

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:10.ipfw

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FreeBSD-SA-20:10.ipfw Security Advisory
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Topic: ipfw invalid mbuf handling

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-04-21
Credits: Maxime Villard
All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-12-23 10:02:55 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-04-21 15:52:22 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p4)
2019-12-23 10:06:32 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-04-21 15:52:22 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p8)
CVE Name: CVE-2019-5614, CVE-2019-15874

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:07.quotad

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FreeBSD-EN-20:07.quotad Errata Notice
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Topic: Regression in rpc.rquotad with certain NFS servers

Category: core
Module: rpc.quotad
Announced: 2020-04-21
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD
Corrected: 2019-09-21 14:03:41 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-04-21 15:50:57 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p4)
2019-09-21 14:06:16 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-04-21 15:50:57 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p8)

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More Venix reconstruction work

More Venix reconstruction workWith the simulator working well enough to run many / most of the Venix binaries (the C compiler being a notable except), I thought I’d turn my hand to some reconstruction work. You know, the whole reason that I started thi…

Remembering a command

Do you still reflexively type “shutdown -p now” to power down your computer?  I haven’t been able to break that habit.  A recent documentation commit reminded me that “poweroff” exists, even though I posted about it 7 year…

Venix emulation update

April 2020 Venix updateI’ve had a bit of spare time lately and have refocused back onto Venix.I’ve found a number of bugs, implemented fork/exec (brokenly, but well enough to mine ‘cc’ for what commands it’s trying to do) and I have a status update.Too…