Issue 167
Published November 22, 2023

FreeBSD 14 is here.


FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE Available: The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the stable/14 branch. Some of the highlights: OpenSSH has been updated to version 9.5p1. OpenSSL has been updated to version 3.0.12, a major upgrade from OpenSSL 1.1.1t in FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE. The bhyve hypervisor now supports TPM and GPU passthrough. FreeBSD supports up to 1024 cores on the amd64 and arm64 platforms. ZFS has been upgraded to OpenZFS release 2.2, providing significant performance improvements. It is now possible to perform background filesystem checks on UFS file systems running with journaled soft updates. Experimental ZFS images are now available for AWS and Azure. The default congestion control mechanism for TCP is now CUBIC. And much more…​


NetBSD Security Advisory 2023-007: multiple vulnerabilities in ftpd(8): A vulnerability in the NetBSD FTP server allows unauthenticated users to execute MLST and MLSD commands without authentication. This can lead to information leakage - unauthorized party may be able to download the listing of the current ftpd(8) directory. This vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2023-45198. Additionally, potential buffer overflow in count_users() and reading outside of allocated memory issues due to wrong struct type used in the pam_set_item() call have been identified.

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BSD Now 533: FreeBSD on the RISC-V Architecture, A bit of XENIX history, pkgbase: Official packages, recover lost text by coredumping firefox, FuguIta 7.4 has been released, LibreSSL 3.8.2 Released, OpenSMTPD 7.4.0p0 Released.

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