[PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD Security Update (10-05-2009)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 5 13:18:11 PDT 2009

A security update for PC-BSD 7.1.1 has been released today. This
update fixes a potential privilege escalation attack with
devfs / vfs in the default kernel.

This security update effects users of both i386 and amd64 versions
of PC-BSD.

To install the update, simply log into your desktop, and run:

Start -> System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Run in Administrator Mode

Once the Online Update Manager is running, select the "Security update - devfs" patch,
and click "Install selected updates". After the update has finished downloading / installing,
you will need to reboot the system to complete the process.

For more details about the specifics of this vulnerability, please
refer to FreeBSD SA 09-14.devfs:


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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