The long awaited OpenBSD native hypervisor, vmm(4), has been enabled in the OpenBSD -current branch. This will see OpenBSD 6.1 come with virtualisation out of the box to support OpenBSD guests. While the technology has been built in to the OpenBSD -base since 5.9, this is the first time that the option has been turned… Read More »
The long awaited FreeBSD 11.0 series has been released. This is the first release to see a different and easier to understand support structure and predictable support time line. The 11.x series will be supported until October 2021.
PC-BSD is seeking feedback on the new ‘Roles’ experience that they plan to use in future PC-BSD releases. This will provide a more flexible and focused package installation for your system so you can specifically setup workstations or laptops, depending on the type of workload they have. The project needs your input to help define… Read More »
FreeBSD developer, Glen Barber has just announced on the FreeBSD mailing list that FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 has just been released for your testing consumption. Don’t forget to use your closest mirror to get your copy.
It is that time of the year again when OpenBSD fans have their cash out ready to buy the next release of OpenBSD, supporting the project financially. With the OpenBSD 5.6 release will see the end of distribution through the Computer Shop of Calgary, replaced by the new distributor Zednax through the portal OpenBSD Store… Read More »
Although not in -base of the BSDs, BASH is usually the first thing that is installed by people migrating to BSD from various Linux distributions, to provide them with an environment that they are familiar with. A high rated, remote exploitable issue (CVE-2014-6271) has been found with the Borne Again SHell (BASH) that can leave… Read More »
FreeBSD developer, Glen Barber has just announced on the FreeBSD mailing list that FreeBSD 10.1-BETA2 has just been released for your testing consumption. Don’t forget to use your closest mirror to get your copy.
Just announced via the the FreeBSD mail list is that FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 is now available for download. Further information on how to upgrade can be found on the announcement page and as per usual, if you notice problems during your testing, please report them through the Bugzilla PR tool or via the -stable mailing list.
The FreeBSD Security Team have just released an advisory and patches for multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. This covers the following CVEs: CVE-2014-3506 CVE-2014-3507 CVE-2014-3508 CVE-2014-3510 CVE-2014-3509 CVE-2014-3511 CVE-2014-3512 CVE-2014-5139 As always, please refer to the official post, patch accordingly and as soon as possible.
Ted Unangst has just written a post about the history of OpenBSD version numbers. There is some interesting information on the version sequencing of -releases and ports even down to the that Kernel ‘build number’ ( #<num> ). Even if you have been around the project for a long time, this post is a great walk… Read More »