Dale Scott | 19 Oct 06:06 2014
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how do you start the desktop gui (new user)

Hi there, I'm a new user. I did a new install from the 0.5.2 x386 ISO in a
VirtualBox vm on Win7. After the install, requested the graphics interface
when asked, saw a bunch of stuff downloaded, restarted as requested, and
still get a command line login. What am I missing? Is something not working?
How do I start the desktop?

Thanks,
Dale
Lucas Holt | 4 Oct 20:42 2014

MidnightBSD 0.5.1 - security update

0.5.1-RELEASE is available via SVN. It fixes a security issue with mksh and includes mksh R50c.

Security patches will be handled this way moving forward. For 0.4 and lower, we had patch levels such as p14
for releases that indicated security patches.

Major releases will be 0.4, 0.5, 0.6 and so on with 0.5.1 as a small update.

We've also created a new security mailing list midnightbsd-security <at> midnightbsd.org for release and
security patch announcements exclusively. 

Lucas Holt
Luke <at> FoolishGames.com
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Lucas Holt | 25 Sep 14:16 2014

MidnightBSD 0.5-RELEASE

I'm happy to announce the release of MidnightBSD 0.5.

Security

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.

Enhancements

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)
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Lucas Holt | 9 Apr 14:02 2014

Magus

We've recently updated Magus to run on PostgreSQL rather than MySQL. The new code is checked into the
repository. Some of the utilities like bless and ftp (for packages) have not been updated yet.

Lucas Holt
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Lucas Holt | 9 Apr 14:01 2014

MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE-p8 and p9

There have been several recent security advisories around OpenSSL. The version in base in 0.4 and CURRENT
are impacted by one of the issues. MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE-p8 fixes this issue. It is strongly advised to
upgrade. You do not need to build a new kernel for this patch, just world.

For those runnings NFS servers, MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE-p9 fixes a security issue in the "new" NFS Server
we obtained from FreeBSD 9.x that can lead to a DOS attack from a trusted client.  You do need to build a new
kernel for this update.

Also, mports has an updated openssl port.

Lucas Holt
Luke <at> FoolishGames.com
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luke | 30 Dec 22:08 2013

[current tinderbox] failure on sparc64/sparc64

TB --- 2013-12-22 05:00:00 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-22 05:00:00 - starting HEAD tinderbox run for sparc64/sparc64
TB --- 2013-12-22 05:00:00 - cleaning the object tree
TB --- 2013-12-22 05:00:01 - cvsupping the source tree
TB --- 2013-12-22 05:00:01 - /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 1 -h stargazer.midnightbsd.org /home/tinderbox/sandbox/HEAD/sparc64/sparc64/supfile
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - WARNING: /usr/local/bin/cvsup caught signal  15 
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - ERROR: unable to cvsup the source tree
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.11 user 0.24 system 749284.30 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-CURRENT-sparc64-sparc64.full
luke | 30 Dec 22:08 2013

[releng_0_4 tinderbox] failure on sparc64/sparc64

TB --- 2013-12-15 05:00:00 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-15 05:00:00 - starting RELENG_0_4 tinderbox run for sparc64/sparc64
TB --- 2013-12-15 05:00:01 - cleaning the object tree
TB --- 2013-12-15 05:00:01 - cvsupping the source tree
TB --- 2013-12-15 05:00:01 - /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 1 -h stargazer.midnightbsd.org /home/tinderbox/sandbox/RELENG_0_4/sparc64/sparc64/supfile
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - WARNING: /usr/local/bin/cvsup caught signal  15 
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - ERROR: unable to cvsup the source tree
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:08:05 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.09 user 0.30 system 1354084.02 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-RELENG_0_4-sparc64-sparc64.full
luke | 30 Dec 22:07 2013

[current tinderbox] failure on sparc64/sparc64

TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:42 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:42 - starting HEAD tinderbox run for sparc64/sparc64
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:42 - WARNING: /home/tinderbox/sandbox/HEAD/sparc64/sparc64/lock: flock():
Resource temporarily unavailable
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:42 - ERROR: unable to lock sandbox
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:42 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.02 user 0.01 system 0.01 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-CURRENT-sparc64-sparc64.full
luke | 30 Dec 22:07 2013

[current tinderbox] failure on i386/i386

TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:41 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:41 - starting HEAD tinderbox run for i386/i386
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:41 - WARNING: /home/tinderbox/sandbox/HEAD/i386/i386/lock: flock():
Resource temporarily unavailable
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:41 - ERROR: unable to lock sandbox
TB --- 2013-12-30 21:07:41 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.02 user 0.00 system 0.01 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-CURRENT-i386-i386.full
luke | 29 Dec 06:00 2013

[current tinderbox] failure on sparc64/sparc64

TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - starting HEAD tinderbox run for sparc64/sparc64
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - WARNING: /home/tinderbox/sandbox/HEAD/sparc64/sparc64/lock: flock():
Resource temporarily unavailable
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - ERROR: unable to lock sandbox
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.02 user 0.00 system 0.02 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-CURRENT-sparc64-sparc64.full
luke | 29 Dec 06:00 2013

[current tinderbox] failure on i386/i386

TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - tinderbox 2.3 running on unknown
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - starting HEAD tinderbox run for i386/i386
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - WARNING: /home/tinderbox/sandbox/HEAD/i386/i386/lock: flock():
Resource temporarily unavailable
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - ERROR: unable to lock sandbox
TB --- 2013-12-29 05:00:01 - tinderbox aborted
TB --- 0.02 user 0.00 system 0.01 real

http://tinderbox.midnightbsd.org/tinderbox-ds9-CURRENT-i386-i386.full

Gmane