FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-22:01.vt

submited 13 January 2022

FreeBSD's system console is provided by the vt(4) virtual terminal console driver. Under certain conditions involving use of the highlight buffer while text is scrolling on the console, console data may overwrite data structures associated with the system console or other kernel memory. Users with access to the system console may be able to cause system misbehaviour.

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25 January 2022
Why we're migrating (many of) our servers from Linux to FreeBSD  

Some time ago they started a complex, continuous and not always linear operation, that is to migrate, where possible, most of the servers (theirs and of their customers) from Linux to FreeBSD. The reasons are many, and this article lists some of them with corresponding explanations.

24 January 2022
OpenBSD Errata: January 24, 2022 (ppctrap)  

Errata patches for macppc kernel trap handler have been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and 7.0.

Note: two files changed and hashes/signatures updated for NetBSD 8.1  

The NetBSD release engineering team recently received a notification that for the (very old) NetBSD 8.1 release there was a checksum mismatch on our ftp server. This was not the effect of some hack, but incomplete manual fixes to a manual mistake made during the initial release of NetBSD 8.1. To make sure nothing bad happened, they recreated the two affected images from scratch in internal trusted build environment and replaced the files on the ftp server.

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