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We currently have 5.4-PRERELEASE installed on our web box: outpost# uname -a FreeBSD outpost.blacklotus.net 5.4-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-PRERELEASE #0: Wed Mar 30 13:38:38 MST 2005 blacklotus.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/OUTPOST i386 I need to know if we need to update the server to 5.4-RELEASE with this version of 5.4 in order to protect against the sendfile kernel memory problem in the security notice at: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:02.sendfile. asc Thanks! John Hall [net] Manager of Operations Black Lotus Communications [http://www.blacklotus.net]...

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    Default PRERELEASE?

    We currently have 5.4-PRERELEASE installed on our web box:

    outpost# uname -a
    FreeBSD outpost.blacklotus.net 5.4-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-PRERELEASE #0: Wed
    Mar 30 13:38:38 MST 2005
    blacklotus.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/OUTPOST i386

    I need to know if we need to update the server to 5.4-RELEASE with this
    version of 5.4 in order to protect against the sendfile kernel memory
    problem in the security notice at:

    ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:02.sendfile.
    asc

    Thanks!

    John Hall [net]
    Manager of Operations
    Black Lotus Communications
    [http://www.blacklotus.net]


    John Guest

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    Default Re: PRERELEASE?

    John Hall wrote:
     

    I don't think it's possible to update to 5.4-RELEASE, as it
    doesn't exist yet AFAICT from the web site. I've not checked
    the CVS repo or mirrors, so I guess it's possible that it has
    been tagged in the last couple of days, though.

    Updating to any codebase from today or following the
    patch method outlined in the announcement should
    make you safe from this vulnerability.

    See the Handbook chapter on "the Cutting Edge".
    The RELEASE tag you'd want would be "RELENG_5",
    I expect.

    Whoops, OK: now I see that apparently 5.4 has
    been tagged. As mentioned in the advisory, you
    can either patch your system and recompile the
    kernel or update to one of seven different code
    paths to get the new code. If you server was built
    just a week ago, then 5.4-RELEASE sounds great
    for this purpose, and the only viable choices for you
    are RELENG_5, RELENG_5_4, or RELENG_5_3.
    However, the recommended procedure for the
    entire world reinstall includes some time (not
    much, probably) spent in single-user mode, so if this
    is a busy box that needs 99.99 percent uptime, maybe
    the kernel rebuild would be better, as a simple reboot
    on the new kernel would be the only thing required....
    I'm sure that this statement might be open to debate....

    Kevin Kinsey
    Kevin Guest

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    Default Re: PRERELEASE?

    On Apr 5, 2005 5:26 PM, Kevin Kinsey <biz> wrote: 
    >
    > I don't think it's possible to update to 5.4-RELEASE, as it
    > doesn't exist yet AFAICT from the web site. I've not checked
    > the CVS repo or mirrors, so I guess it's possible that it has
    > been tagged in the last couple of days, though.[/ref]

    Yes it's on the CVSs repositories now....
     


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