A new upgrade method

Remember my post about a new upgrade script?  tse, the author, has happily added in a bunch of suggestions.  I’m intermittently traveling and can’t do anything to test it for days yet – but I’d love to see others try it out. The bugs issue tracking versions is here: #3197.  Can you, dear reader, try …

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iocage

I was asked why I was exasperated with iocage: This is the list of issues where I found my name. A given issue may be listed multiple times. Oct 2017 – iocage upgrade is looping: https://github.com/iocage/iocage/issues/399 Jun 2018 – cannot run ‘iocage start’ from my home dir: https://github.com/iocage/iocage/issues/567 Aug 2018 – entries in fstab disappear: […]

DragonFly kcollect(8) improvements

DragonFly has a utility called kcollect(8), for gathering about the last day’s worth of kernel statistics.  It recently gained some extra flags and details, and should work well if you want to collect stats in a low-impact way.

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:21.bhyve

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Topic: Insufficient validation of guest-supplied data (e1000 device)

Category: core
Module: bhyve
Announced: 2019-08-06
Credits: Reno Robert
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-05 22:04:16 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:13:17 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)
2019-08-05 22:04:16 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:13:17 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p2)
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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:20.bsnmp

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Topic: Insufficient message length validation in bsnmp library

Category: contrib
Module: bsnmp
Announced: 2019-08-06
Credits: Guido Vranken
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-06 16:11:16 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:12:17 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)
2019-08-06 16:12:43 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:12:17 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p2)
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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:18.bzip2

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Topic: Multiple vulnerabilities in bzip2

Category: contrib
Module: bzip2
Announced: 2019-08-06
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-07-04 07:29:18 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:09:47 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)
2019-07-04 07:32:25 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:09:47 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p2)
2019-08-06 17:09:47 UTC (releng/11.2, 11.2-RELEASE-p13)
CVE Name: CVE-2016-3189, CVE-2019-12900

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-19:15.libunwind

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Topic: Incorrect exception handling

Category: contrib
Module: libunwind
Announced: 2019-08-06
Affects: FreeBSD 11.2, FreeBSD 12.0
Corrected: 2019-08-06 17:08:30 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)
2019-08-06 17:08:30 UTC (releng/11.2, 11.2-RELEASE-p13)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:19.mldv2

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Topic: ICMPv6 / MLDv2 out-of-bounds memory access

Category: core
Module: net
Announced: 2019-08-06
Credits: CJD of Apple
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-08-06 17:13:41 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:11:17 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)
2019-08-06 17:15:46 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:11:17 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p2)
2019-08-06 17:11:17 UTC

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-19:14.epoch

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Topic: Incorrect locking in epoch(9)

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2019-08-06
Credits: Mark Johnston
Affects: FreeBSD 12.0
Corrected: 2019-07-27 16:11:04 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-08-06 17:07:43 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p9)

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Zen 2 and DragonFly

It’s supported, and given how well DragonFly supports SMP and the number of processors Zen 2 supports, it’s a no-brainer if you’re in the market for a new server.

Lazy Reading for 2019/08/04

This week’s material filled up fast.  It’s vacation season in the northern hemisphere, so let’s see what next week brings… “Anyway my point here is that all of crypto should be run entirely by tweens.”  Look for the Utility Token section, though it’s all fun. How to calculate leap second variation for the year 3000.  …

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