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MidnightBSD 0.5

4 Ottobre 2014



MidnightBSD è un sistema operativo che deriva da FreeBSD (in origine è stato un fork di FreeBSD 6.1 beta). L’obiettivo principale del progetto è di creare un sistema desktop semplice da usare.

Versione 0.5

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):


  • Fixed a security issue with TCP SYN packet processing that could result in a denial of service attack.
  • Fixed a bug with clearenv(3) that could result in a segfault
  • Several OpenSSL security issues were addressed in this release including [CVE-2014-3506], [CVE-2014-3507], [CVE-2014-3508] and [CVE-2014-3510]
  • Fix a vulnerability in the control message API. A buffer is not properly cleared before sharing with userland.
  • Sendmail failed to properly set close-on-exec for open file descriptors.
  • ktrace page fault kernel trace entries were set to an incorrect size which resulted in a leak of information.
  • Fix a TCP reassembly bug that could result in a DOS attack
  • bsnmpd contains a stack overflow when sent certain queries.


  • Jails now run shutdown scripts.
  • Support for username with length 32. Previous limit was 16
  • Imported FreeBSD 9.2 usb stack (plus z87 patches from stable)
  • Updated em(4), igb(4) and ixgbe(4)
  • MidnightBSD now works with Z87 Intel chipsets.
  • rarpd supports vlan(4) and has a pid flag. (from FreeBSD)
  • Support for 65,536 routing tables was added. (up from 16)
  • Added subversion to base (as svnlite)
  • virtio(4) imported from FreeBSD 9-stable. SCSI support not included

Removed Features

  • Sparc64 platform support
  • Remove (BIND) named from base. We still include the client utilities for now until replacements are found.

New Software Versions

  • File 5.19
  • MKSH R50
  • less v458
  • Perl 5.18.2
  • Sendmail 8.14.7 (plus AAAA record patch)
  • Subversion 1.8.1
  • zlib 1.2.7


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