[PCBSD-malaysia] PC-BSD security update (devfs)

Mohd Fazli Azran mfazliazran at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 20:08:26 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 
<http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-09:14.devfs.asc>.

So if your run freebsd also must update this patch for security reason.

Mohd Fazli Azran
PCBSD Malaysia


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