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/.

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

2.2. Errata Notices

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

2.3. Kernel Changes


2.4. Userland Changes


2.5. Contributed Software


2.6. Release Engineering and Integration


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