2. What's New

This section describes the most user-visible new or changed features in FreeBSD since 9.2-RELEASE.

Typical release note items document recent security advisories issued after 9.2-RELEASE, new drivers or hardware support, new commands or options, major bug fixes, or contributed software upgrades. They may also list changes to major ports/packages or release engineering practices. Clearly the release notes cannot list every single change made to FreeBSD between releases; this document focuses primarily on security advisories, user-visible changes, and major architectural improvements.

2.1. Security Advisories

Problems described in the following security advisories have been fixed. For more information, consult the individual advisories available from http://security.FreeBSD.org/.

AdvisoryDateTopic
FreeBSD-SA-14:18.openssl9 September 2014

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-14:19.tcp16 September 2014

Denial of Service in TCP packet processing.

FreeBSD-SA-14:20.rtsold21 October 2014

Remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

FreeBSD-SA-14:21.routed21 October 2014

Remote denial of service vulnerability.

FreeBSD-SA-14:22.namei21 October 2014

Memory leak in sandboxed namei lookup.

FreeBSD-SA-14:23.openssl21 October 2014

Multiple vulerabilities.

FreeBSD-SA-14:25.setlogin04 November 2014

Kernel stack disclosure.

FreeBSD-SA-14:26.ftp04 November 2014

Remote code execution.

FreeBSD-SA-14:28.file10 December 2014

Multiple vulnerabilities in file(1) and libmagic(3)

FreeBSD-SA-14:29.bind10 December 2014

Remote denial of service vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-14:31.ntp23 December 2014

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:01.openssl14 January 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:02.kmem27 January 2015

SCTP kernel memory corruption and disclosure vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-15:03.sctp27 January 2015

SCTP stream reset vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-15:04.igmp25 February 2015

Integer overflow in IGMP protocol

FreeBSD-SA-15:05.igmp25 February 2015

Remote denial of service vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl19 March 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:07.ntp7 April 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:09.ipv67 April 2015

Router advertisement Denial of Service

FreeBSD-SA-15:10.openssl16 June 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:11.bind7 July 2015

Resolver remote denial of service

FreeBSD-SA-15:13.tcp21 July 2015

resource exhaustion due to sessions stuck in LAST_ACK state.

FreeBSD-SA-15:15.tcp28 July 2015

resource exhaustion in TCP reassembly

FreeBSD-SA-15:16.openssh28 July 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

FreeBSD-SA-15:17.bind28 July 2015

Remote denial of service vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-15:19.routed5 August 2015

Remote denial of service vulnerability

FreeBSD-SA-15:20.expat18 August 2015

Fix multiple integer overflows in libbsdxml(3).

FreeBSD-SA-15:21.amd6425 August 2015

Fix local privilege escalation in IRET handler.

FreeBSD-SA-15:22.openssh25 August 2015

Multiple vulnerabilities

2.2. Errata Notices

ErrataDateTopic
FreeBSD-EN-14:10.tzdata21 October 2014

Time zone data file update

FreeBSD-EN-14:11.crypt21 October 2014

Change crypt(3) default hashing algorithm back to DES

FreeBSD-EN-14:12.zfs11 November 2014

Fix NFSv4 and ZFS cache consistency issue

FreeBSD-EN-14:13.freebsd-update23 December 2014

Fixed directory deletion issue in freebsd-update(8)

FreeBSD-EN-15:01.vt25 February 2015

vt(4) crash with improper ioctl parameters

FreeBSD-EN-15:02.openssl25 February 2015

OpenSSL update

FreeBSD-EN-15:03.freebsd-update25 February 2015

freebsd-update(8) updates libraries in suboptimal order

FreeBSD-EN-15:04.freebsd-update13 May 2015

freebsd-update(8) does not ensure the previous upgrade has completed

FreeBSD-EN-15:06.file9 June 2015

Multiple denial of service issues

FreeBSD-EN-15:08.sendmail30 June 2015 (revised)

Sendmail TLS/DH interoperability improvement

FreeBSD-EN-15:09.xlocale30 June 2015

Fix inconsistency between locale and rune locale states

FreeBSD-EN-15:15.pkg25 August 2015

Insufficient check of supported pkg(7) signature methods.

2.3. Kernel Changes

 

2.4. Userland Changes

 

2.5. Contributed Software

The sendmail utility has been updated to version 8.15.2.

2.6. Release Engineering and Integration

 

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