FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE Errata
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This document lists errata items for FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE, containing significant information discovered after the release or too late in the release cycle to be otherwise included in the release documentation. This information includes security advisories, as well as news relating to the software or documentation that could affect its operation or usability. An up-to-date version of this document should always be consulted before installing this version of FreeBSD.
This errata document for FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE will be maintained until the end-of-life date for the 5-STABLE branch. As of the release date, this date was estimated to be 31 May 2008. The current end-of-life state for the various FreeBSD branches can be found at http://security.freebsd.org/.
This errata document contains ``late-breaking news'' about FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE. Before installing this version, it is important to consult this document to learn about any post-release discoveries or problems that may already have been found and fixed.
Any version of this errata document actually distributed with the release (for example, on a CDROM distribution) will be out of date by definition, but other copies are kept updated on the Internet and should be consulted as the ``current errata'' for this release. These other copies of the errata are located at http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/, plus any sites which keep up-to-date mirrors of this location.
Source and binary snapshots of FreeBSD 5-STABLE also contain up-to-date copies of this document (as of the time of the snapshot).
The following security advisories pertain to FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE. For more information, consult the individual advisories available from http://security.FreeBSD.org/.
|SA-06:15.ypserv||31 May 2006||
Inoperative access controls in ypserv(8)
|SA-06:16.smbfs||31 May 2006||
smbfs chroot escape
|SA-06:17.sendmail||14 June 2006||
Incorrect multipart message handling in Sendmail
|SA-06:18.ppp||23 August 2006||
Buffer overflow in sppp(4)
|SA-06:19.openssl||06 September 2006||
Incorrect PKCS#1 v1.5 padding validation in crypto(3)
|SA-06:20.bind||06 September 2006||
Denial of Service in named(8)
|SA-06:21.gzip||19 September 2006||
Multiple vulnerabilities in gzip(1)
|SA-06:22.openssh||30 September 2006||
Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSH
|SA-06:23.openssl||28 September 2006||
Multiple problems in crypto(3)
|SA-06:25.kmem||6 December 2006||
Kernel memory disclosure in firewire(4)
|SA-06:26.gtar||6 December 2006||
gtar(1) name mangling symlink vulnerability
|SA-07:01.jail||11 January 2007||
Jail rc.d script privilege escalation
|SA-07:02.bind||9 February 2007||
Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities in named(8)
|SA-07:03.ipv6||26 April 2007||
IPv6 Routing Header 0 is dangerous
|SA-07:05.libarchive||12 July 2007||
Errors handling corrupt tar files in libarchive(3)
|SA-07:09.random||29 November 2007||
Random value disclosure
|SA-07:10.gtar||29 November 2007||
gtar(1) directory traversal vulnerability
|SA-08:01.pty||14 January 2008||
|SA-08:03.sendfile||14 February 2008||
sendfile(2) write-only file permission bypass
|SA-08:04.ipsec||14 February 2008||
IPsec null pointer dereference panic
|SA-08:05.openssh||17 April 2008||
OpenSSH X11-forwarding privilege escalation
(24 May 2006) The NFSv4 client in 5.5-RELEASE is an unfinished prototype, and there are a number of issues with it (many documented in the FreeBSD GNATS database) that make it unusable in many situations. Given the state of 5-STABLE development, it is unlikely that these will be resolved on this development branch.
(31 May 2006) Thanks to the efforts of Paul Saab, torrents for the various FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE ISO images are now available at http://torrents.freebsd.org:8080/.
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