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    Phoronix: FreeBSD 11.2 Ready For Release With Spectre Mitigation, Various Enhancements

    FreeBSD 11.2 is ready to set sail as the first significant FreeBSD update since last July's 11.1 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-RELEASE-Ready

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    Anyone looked at this for clues to the still undisclosed Spectre vulnerabilities? Heise story was that there's a total of 8 total scandals coming. We know of one because based Theo of OpenBSD's talk and OpenBSD figuring out one of them. That leaves seven unknown. As I understand it the SJW-freeBSD has signed NDA's so this sjwBSD 11.2 release could hold clues.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xiando View Post
      ... That leaves seven unknown. ...
      No, there are 5 unknown left (8 - 2 -1 = 5).
      You missed Variant 3a (CVE-2018-3640) and Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639).
      https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ulnerabilities
      Last edited by drSeehas; 28 June 2018, 03:41 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by drSeehas View Post
        No, there are 5 unknown left.
        You missed Spectre Variant 3a (CVE-2018-3640) and Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639).
        https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ulnerabilities
        A new one fixed is CVE-2018-3665. That seems to be the latest security patch:
        https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-18:07 Others like CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754 are roll-ups into release 2, but were previously available from 11-1p8 release but only fix amd64 not i386.

        Refer to this for the outstanding vulnerabilities:
        https://wiki.freebsd.org/Speculative...ulnerabilities

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