Lazy Reading for 2019/09/01

I am starting to think I need an Apple ][ tag. COLOR vs COLOUR in the Acorn. World’s oldest orrery.  Source has pictures in the attachments. Vintage Tech, a series of Believer columns about older technology like ballpoint pens, and fortune cookies; enjoyable reads. John Cleese, advertising for Compaq.  (via) Purposeful noise in 3D rendering. …

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BSD Now 313: In-Kernel TLS

The pleasingly-symmetrical BSD Now episode 313 is up now.  If you use TLS (and you do), it may be interesting.  Also, a link to a Thinkpad and BSD test – also of interest to many.

New servers, new tech

Following up on an earlier post, the new servers for DragonFly are in place.  The old 40-core machine used for bulk build, monster, is being retired.  The power efficiency of the new machines is startling.  Incidentally, this is where donations go &#82…

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:23.midi [REVISED]

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FreeBSD-SA-19:23.midi Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: kernel memory disclosure from /dev/midistat

Category: core
Module: sound
Announced: 2019-08-20
Credits: Peter Holm, Mark Johnston
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-20 17:53:16 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p10)
2019-08-20 17:54:18 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p3)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC

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BSD Now 312: Why Package Managers

This week’s BSD Now covers a lot of topics, including linking to a gentle explanation of package management, which surely no reader here needs to have explained?  Well, you are covered if so.

A CVE fixed but still hidden

Here’s something I haven’t see before: at the time of me typing this, there are commits in DragonFly, FreeBSD, and I assume NetBSD (haven’t found the commit), but the 2019-5612 CVE entry is still shown as reserved and not public.  Thi…

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:24.mqueuefs

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FreeBSD-SA-19:24.mqueuefs Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Reference count overflow in mqueue filesystem 32-bit compat

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2019-08-20
Credits: Karsten König, Secfault Security
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-20 17:45:22 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:51:32 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p10)
2019-08-20 17:46:22 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:51:32 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p3)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:23.midi

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FreeBSD-SA-19:23.midi Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: kernel memory disclosure from /dev/midistat

Category: core
Module: sound
Announced: 2019-08-20
Credits: Peter Holm, Mark Johnston
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-20 17:53:16 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p10)
2019-08-20 17:54:18 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p3)
2019-08-20 17:50:33 UTC

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