FreeBSD 12.4 Released With Various Fixes & Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 6 December 2022 at 05:13 AM EST. 4 Comments
For FreeBSD users not yet on the FreeBSD 13 stable series, FreeBSD 12.4 is now available as the newest point release to that N-1 series.

FreeBSD 12.4 largely consists of a wide variety of bug fixes and other maintenance work on this open-source BSD operating system. It's been nearly one year to the day since FreeBSD 12.3 and thus a lot of contributed software has been updated as well as pulling in various kernel fixes.

Some of the FreeBSD 12.4 highlights include:

- FreeBSD's pf kernel framework has seen memory leak fixes and other improvements.

- FreeBSD's random driver will now prefer RDSEED over RDRAND when available as per Intel guidance.

- Various other memory leak fixes, bug fixes, and other maintenance work within the FreeBSD keernel code.

- Fixes to cp, nfsd, usbconfig, and other user-space utilities.

- Updates to bundled software like OpenSSL 1.1.1q, OpenSSH 9.1p1, SQLite 3.39.3, and other software.

Downloads and more information on FreeBSD 12.4-RELEASe via
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