Jan Schaumann | 3 May 17:37 2004

New pkgsrc-bulk mailing list

A new pkgsrc-bulk mailing list has been created.  As the name suggests,
this list will receive reports and build logs of pkgsrc bulk builds
under NetBSD's various architectures as well as under other operating

Subscription is via Majordomo, as per the mailing list information at

christos | 5 May 20:51 2004

Thank you for nursing our ftp server back to life!


We would like to thank Thor Lancelot Simon and Tracy Di Marco White
for the long hours they put in across several days while working
to save as much data as possible from ftp.netbsd.org when the raid
disks failed. We'd also like to thank their spouses for supporting
them during the evenings and night hours this took up.

We would like to thank Peter Losher of ISC, for spending several
hours purchasing replacement disks and then physically installing
them in the enclosure while Thor and Tracy tested things from a
distance.  We are in particular very grateful for all his help
beyond what we should expect from someone who is not a developer,
but is a great friend to the Project.

We would like to thank John Heasley for his generous lending of
hundreds of gigabytes of disk space network close to ftp.netbsd.org,
and his working with Thor to get ftp backed up as much and as
quickly as possible.

We would like to thank Stoned Elipot for letting us use his icb
server while our essential communications mode was down.  It made
things much simpler.  We'd also like to thank Stoned and Tracy for
using their mirrors to verify checksums of data that we could not
easily recreate.

Finally, we would like to thank all the developers for their
continued patience with us during this time of no icb.

Christos Zoulas
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NetBSD Security-Officer | 12 May 19:50 2004

NetBSD Security Advisory 2004-007: Systrace systrace_exit() local root


		 NetBSD Security Advisory 2004-007

Topic:		Systrace systrace_exit() local root

Version:	NetBSD-current:	source prior to Apr 16, 2004
		netBSD 2.0 branch:	source prior to Apr 16, 2004
		netBSD 1.6.2:	not affected
		NetBSD 1.6.1:	not affected
		NetBSD 1.6:	not affected
		NetBSD-1.5.3:	not affected
		NetBSD-1.5.2:	not affected
		NetBSD-1.5.1:	not affected
		NetBSD-1.5:	not affected

Severity:	local root exploit

Fixed:		NetBSD-current:		Apr 17, 2004
		NetBSD-2.0 branch:      Apr 17, 2004 (2.0 will include
							the fix)


A local user that is allowed to use /dev/systrace can obtain root

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