Finding where a file came from

Here’s a recommendation (and a usage lesson) on pkg-provides, a tool for matching a file to the installed pkg that brought it.  It goes with the pkglocate article some weeks ago; it seems like this should be standard functionality.  Thanks to Nel…

FreeBSD Subversion to Git Migration: Pt 1 Why?

 FreeBSD moving to Git: WhyWith luck, I’ll be writing a few blogs on FreeBSD’s move to git later this year. Today, we’ll start with “why”?Why?There’s a number of factors motivating the change. We’ll explore the reasons, from long term viability of…

In Other BSDs for 2020/09/19

No theme, just everything in a bucket. NetBSD-current now has GCC 9.3.0 for x86/ARM, with ASan, TSan (for 64bit archs), UBSan and LSan.  (via) FreeBSD Core Team office hours this week. Interprocess Communication in FreeBSD 11 – Performance Analysis.  (via) Rolling distribution releases versus periodic releases are a tradeoff.  Linked here because BSD releases are …

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Update catchup

Recently updated in DragonFly: dhcpcd to 9.2.0, nvi2 2.1.3 to 2.2, tpm, libressl 3.1.3 to 3.1.4, TianoCore EDK II, and of course the pciconf database.

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:30.ftpd

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FreeBSD-SA-20:30.ftpd Security Advisory
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Topic: ftpd privilege escalation via ftpchroot feature

Category: core
Module: ftpd
Announced: 2020-09-15
Credits: Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-09-15 20:55:13 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:47:44 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-BETA1-p1)
2020-09-15 21:47:44 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p10)
2020-09-15 20:56:14 UTC

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:29.bhyve_svm

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Topic: bhyve SVM guest escape

Category: core
Module: bhyve
Announced: 2020-09-15
Credits: Maxime Villard
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-09-15 20:25:30 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:46:39 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-BETA1-p1)
2020-09-15 21:46:39 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p10)
2020-09-15 20:26:31 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:46:39 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p4)
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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:28.bhyve_vmcs

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Topic: bhyve privilege escalation via VMCS access

Category: core
Module: bhyve
Announced: 2020-09-15
Credits: Patrick Mooney
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-09-15 21:28:47 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:43:41 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-BETA1-p1)
2020-09-15 21:43:41 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p10)
2020-09-15 21:28:47 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:43:41 UTC (releng/11.4,

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:27.ure

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Topic: ure device driver susceptible to packet-in-packet attack

Category: core
Module: ure
Announced: 2020-09-15
Credits: John-Mark Gurney
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-09-14 19:39:43 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:42:05 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-BETA1-p1)
2020-09-15 21:42:05 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p10)
2020-09-15 00:22:30 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-09-15 21:42:05 UTC

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