FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-08:10.nd6

FreeBSD-SA-08:10.nd6                                        Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol routing vulnerability

Category:       core
Module:         sys_netinet6
Announced:      2008-10-01
Credits:        David Miles
Affects:        All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected:      2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_7, 7.1-PRERELEASE)
                2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_7_0, 7.0-RELEASE-p5)
                2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_6, 6.4-PRERELEASE)
                2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_6_3, 6.3-RELEASE-p5)
CVE Name:       CVE-2008-2476

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I.   Background

IPv6 nodes use the Neighbor Discovery protocol to determine the link-layer
address of other nodes, find routers, and maintain reachability information.
The Neighbor Discovery protocol uses Neighbor Solicitation (ICMPv6 type 135)
to query target nodes for their link-layer addresses.

II.  Problem Description
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Program Committee | 9 Oct 11:56 2008

Reminder for EuroBSDCon 2008


This is a reminder about the upcoming (next week!) EuroBSDCon 2008 conference,
held this year in Strasburg, FRANCE.

Registration is here:

It also allows registration (and displays the schedule) for tutorials.


The talks schedule is available here :


The tutorials schedule is available here :


There is a 20% discount for students (use discount code Student when
registering).  You can also for a travel grant to the FreeBSD Foundation
for details ask board <at> FreeBSDFoundation.org

For FreeBSD developers, there is also the FreeBSD DevSummit. See

It is open to all src/www/doc/ports committers & guests.

We hope to see you all next week !
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Matt Olander | 22 Oct 20:15 2008

meetBSD California - FreeBSD 15 Year Anniversary Party - 3 weeks!

Hi all,

The 2 day meetBSD conference and FreeBSD 15 year Anniversary party at
the Googleplex in Mountain View, California on November 15th and 16th
is a little over 3 weeks away! If you haven't registered for the
conference yet, please do so if you are planning on attending. The
conference is free to attend and the party is $50 dollars for you and
a guest. This includes catered dinner and drinks at a private party
being held at the Buddha Lounge in Mountain View.

Although the conference is free, you *must* register in advance, no
registrations will be accepted at the door. Don't miss out on some
great talks, good food, awesome schwag, andthe chance to celebrate
FreeBSD's 15th birthday with the rest of the community!

You can sign up and find more information including the conference
schedule, speaker info, and venue directions and information at
There will also be a 2 day FreeBSD Developer's Summit the 2 days
following meetBSD. More information on the FreeBSD developer's summit
is at http://wiki.freebsd.org/200811DevSummit.

See you there!

Matt Olander
meetBSD California
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Deb Goodkin | 23 Oct 19:46 2008

Accepting Travel Grant Applications for meetBSD

Calling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses
to MeetBSD.

The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel
grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit
the Travel Grant Request Application at 
http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/documents/TravelRequestForm.pdf by 
October 31, 2008 to apply for this grant.

How it works:

This program is open to FreeBSD developers of all sorts (kernel hackers, 
documentation authors, bugbusters, system administrators, etc).  In some 
cases we are also able to fund non-developers, such as active community 
members and FreeBSD advocates.

(1) You request funding based on a realistic and economical estimate of
travel costs (economy airfare, trainfare, ...), accommodations 
(conference hotel and sharing a room), and registration or tutorial 
fees.  If there are other sponsors willing to cover costs, such as your 
employer or the conference, we prefer you talk to them first, as our 
budget is limited.  We are happy to split costs with you or another 
sponsor, such as just covering airfare or board.

If we are an official sponsor of a conference and you are speaking at 
the conference, we expect that conference to cover your travel costs, 
and will most likely not approve your direct request to us.

(2) We review your application and if approved, authorize you to seek
reimbursement up to a limit.  We consider several factors, including 
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Deb Goodkin | 24 Oct 17:03 2008

Foundation End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive!

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is kicking off our End-of-Year Fund Raising
Drive! Our goal this year is to raise over $300,000. So far we have
raised over $181,000 this year. We are little more than half way to
our goal. That’s where you come in…

Why do we need donations?

The goal of the FreeBSD Project is to provide software that may be used
for any purpose -- and without strings attached.  Our mission is to
support the FreeBSD Project and community. Our funding comes from people
like you – those who are determined to keep FreeBSD free!

How have we spent the money this year?

•    Sponsored FreeBSD related conferences like BSDCan, EuroBSDCon,
AsiaBSDCon, meetBSD, and NYCBSDCon. We also sponsored FreeBSD developer
summits in Ottawa and Cambridge.

•    Provided 22 travel grants and funding to individuals to attend
these conferences this year.

•    Provided legal support for the project on issues like understanding
the GPLv3 impact on FreeBSD, providing a privacy policy, trademark
ownership and permission, and other legal issues that come up.

•    Provided grants for projects that improve FreeBSD, like
Java binaries, Network Stack Virtualization, and Improving Hardware
Performance Counter Support.
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