FreeBSD team announced availability of FreeBSD 10.2 RC2, the second release candidate for upcoming stable FreeBSD 10.2 release. FreeBSD is a modern BSD distribution that is capable of powering various devices like servers, desktops and embedded systems.
According to release announcement, following are major changes introduced in this release candidate.
- The pkg(8) repository configuration file used to populate the /packages directory on the dvd1.iso for amd64 and i386 has been corrected to use the 'quarterly' branch for RC2.
- ntpd(8) has been updated to use a static build date for reproducibility, as well as no longer links against libmd.
- The nvme(4) driver has been updated to fix an issue where ZFS TRIM on pool initialization would appear to hang the system, with several additional updates.
- An issue where the UEFI loader would create an invalid device path has been fixed.
- A bug in the pre-8.x F_GETLK command for fcntl(2) emulation of advisory locks was fixed.
- A shell injection vulnerability in patch(1) has been fixed. [FreeBSD-SA-15:14]
- An issue with TCP reassembly leading to mbuf(9) exhaustion has been fixed. [FreeBSD-SA-15:15]
- OpenSSH has been updated to address multiple vulnerabilities. [FreeBSD-SA-15:16]
- A regression related to suspend and resume for several laptops has been fixed.
- Several issues have been fixed in pf(4).
- The VHD-formatted virtual machine disk images have changed to use the fixed-size format instead of the dynamic-size format.