FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Needs To Be Respun Due To Security Issues
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 28 September 2016 at 07:31 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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The delayed FreeBSD 11.0 release just suffered another last-minute set-back. While "FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE images" were distributed to FTP mirrors and the official announcement expected today, these images need to be re-spun to contain some security fixes and thus pushing back the official release.

Glen Barber noted today on the mailing list, "Although the FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE has not yet been officially announced, many have found images on the Project FTP mirrors. However, please be aware the final 11.0-RELEASE will be rebuilt and republished on the Project mirrors as a result of a few last-minute security fixes we feel are imperative to include in the final release."

Digging through the SVN, it appears these "imperative" security fixes deal with libarchive (details here).

They now expect to officially release FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE in one week, 3 October.

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