Subject: Announcing the release of NetBSD 3.0.1
To: None <netbsd-announce@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <tron@NetBSD.org>
Date: 07/24/2006 19:02:26
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Announcing NetBSD 3.0.1
About the NetBSD 3.0.1 Release
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that update 3.0.1 of the
NetBSD operating system is now available. NetBSD 3.0.1 is the first
security/critical update of the NetBSD 3.0 release branch. This
represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical in nature for
stability or security reasons, no new features have been added.
NetBSD 3.0.1 runs on 57 different system architectures featuring 17
machine architectures across 17 distinct CPU families, and is being
ported to more. The NetBSD 3.0.1 release contains complete binary
releases for 53 different machine types, with the platforms amigappc,
bebox, pc532 and playstation2 released in source form only. Complete
source and binaries for NetBSD 3.0.1 are available for download at
many sites around the world. A list of download sites providing FTP,
AnonCVS, SUP, and other services is provided at the end of this
announcement; the latest list of available download sites may also be
found at http://www.NetBSD.org/mirrors/. We encourage users who
wish to install via a CD-ROM ISO image to download via BitTorrent by
using the torrent files supplied in the ISO image area.
A list of checksums for the NetBSD 3.0.1 distribution has been signed
with the well-connected PGP key for the NetBSD Security Officer:
Please note that all fixes in security/critical updates (ie, NetBSD
3.0.1, 3.0.2, etc) are cumulative, so the latest update contains all
such fixes since the corresponding minor release. These fixes will
also appear in future minor releases (ie, NetBSD 3.1, 3.2, etc),
together with other less-critical fixes and feature enhancements.
The NetBSD Foundation would like to dedicate the NetBSD 3.0.1 release
to the memory of Richard Rauch, who died in March 2006 from injuries
he suffered during a traffic accident caused by no fault of his own.
Richard was an active NetBSD user who contributed a great deal to
improving the quality of the NetBSD operating system through bug
reports and patches. His death came as a shock, and he will be greatly
missed by all of us. May he rest in peace.
Major Changes Between 3.0 and 3.0.1
The complete list of changes can be found in the CHANGES-3.0.1 file
in the top level directory of the NetBSD 3.0.1 release tree. A
shortened list is as follows:
* Hold kernel_lock while calling systrace_exit().
* In systrace_make_msg(), sleep uninterruptibly while waiting for
the response from the systrace daemon, so that the message
protocol between the kernel and the daemon doesn't get out of
* RAIDframe: mark used spares as failed if they encounter IO errors.
* wdc(4): after a reset don't wait for drives to come ready if
there are no drives (fixes a 30s hang after resume).
* Fix support in wdc(4) for 1 and 2TB disks.
* Fix a bug in the pf(4) fragment cache which could cause kernel
* Fix a crash caused by azalia(4) when a connection list has
* aic(4): work around an rbus resource allocation problem so
cards work again.
* RAIDframe was erroneously re-initializing the Parity Stripe Status
pool each time a new array was configured. This causes grief with
things like 'vmstat -m' by causing it to loop. Make RAIDframe only
initialize PSS bits once.
* twe(4): fix a memory leak in the TWEIO_GET_PARAM ioctl.
* Prevent system crashes caused by malformed ELF interpreters
* usb(4): Allow a NULL pointer as argument to usb_get_next_event(),
and don't allocate a "struct usb_event" on stack in usb_add_event().
* Check the "oldlen" argument to sysctl(2) before passing it to
uvm_vslock(9). This prevents a local DOS (SA2006-013).
* Use a pmatch(9) expression which should catch all present and
future seagate drives larger than 200GB for the WD_QUIRK_FORCE_LBA48
* Fix the 'audioctl of death' problem (SA2006-014).
* Limit the size of any kernel buffers allocated by the VOP_READDIR
routines to MAXBSIZE.
* Make sure all bridge(4) structs are initialized to 0.
* Fix a memory disclosure in bridge(4) (SA2006-005).
* Use sigaction(2) to setup automatic disposal of child
processes after daemonizing rpc.statd(8). This is more
portable and avoids zombie rpc.statd(8) processes after an NFS
client running e.g. Mac OS X shuts down.
* Prevent system crash when attempting to gather information about a
non-existing alias of a network interface via the SIOCGIFALIAS
* Fix a panic caused by insufficient validation when parsing IPv6
socket options (SA2006-016).
* Change union_unmount() to not play with the fs root vnode
explicitly. Let it get recycled along with all of the others. This
is important as if the root vnode has already been reclaimed, then
we get a panic when we try to vget it.
* xdr_rec.c missing a bugfix for an improper security check. The
correct way to check for a zero record length is to check for it
without the LAST_FRAG marker in it, since it's legal to send a
LAST_FRAG marker with 0 bytes of data.
* pam_nologin(8): use the class of the user, not then default
class, when checking for nologin and ignorelogin login.conf(5)
* pam_unix(8): fix an uninitialized variable, and remove some
* Make PAM work on NetBSD ports without shared library support.
* Make password aging work again.
* Fix a bug in signal handling which could e.g get the MySQL daemon
stuck in a tight loop after receiving a HUP signal.
* Improve rnd(4) code probing for the Intel hardware RNG to
avoid false detections (SA2006-009).
* mail(1) creates record file with insecure umask (SA2006-007).
* Fix a remote code execution vulnerability in sendmail (SA2006-010).
* A vulnerability was found in the fast_ipsec(4) stack that
renders the IPSec anti-replay service ineffective under certain
* Fix a number of small security problems with the games.
* Fix an FPU Information leak on i386/amd64/Xen platforms with AMD
* Fix several integer overflows and NULL-pointer dereferences in
* Fix a denial of service vulnerability in sendmail when handling
malformed multipart MIME messages (SA2006-017).
* Sync the Nvidia drivers with XFree86's sources as of December
24th, 2005. These changes fix lots of problems (i.e. freezes) with
the latest cards (such as a GeForce 6600GT).
* Give systrace its own version of realpath() that does what it
wants, call it intercept_realpath(). Unbreaks systrace.
* login(1), pam_securetty(8): don't issue a different
message for root login on an insecure terminal.
* Fix some unpaired sigblocks which possibly leave a process with
all signals blocked (esp. apparent under Gnome).
* Fix a NULL pointer dereference in ftp(1).
* Make sh(1) expand "$@" correctly again.
* Avoid panics under NetBSD/acorn26 whenever a process exits.
* Stop NetBSD/acorn26 from allocating eight times as much pool
memory as it needs, leading to a rapid exhaustion of physical
memory. NetBSD/acorn26 now boots multi-user again.
* Installer: don't ask for the root device before the user had a
chance to identify how it's called under NetBSD.
* Fix the bootloader so it doesn't print garbage to the bitmap
* Fix a huge number of pkgsrc build problems.
* Fix boot failure problem on HP400t with fb console.
* Fix a problem with the probe of SCSI disks in the installer.
* Update pciide at pnpbios to work with the last changes to
wdc(4), especially the deferral of drive probe.
* Fix a huge number of pkgsrc build problems.
* Avoid kernel panics caused by binaries compiled with "-mips2" or
* Update FPE trapsignal functions for new siginfo.
* Avoid pthreads program crashes.
* For GCC3 and later, use the __builtin_va* constructs. Avoids a
build problem with Firefox.
* Avoid dom0 kernel crash when destroying a domain with active I/O
* Fix the FPU problems detected by paranoia on a NetBSD/Xen guest.
* Check the destination ethernet address when not in promiscuous
mode. Fix a problem where packets would be duplicated, possibly
looping, when a domU is doing IP routing.
* Avoid panics under high system load.
Please note that at the moment, sysinst will not assist you in
installing pre-built third-party binary packages or the pkgsrc system
itself. See the NetBSD packages collection documentation:
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machines and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its
clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both
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System families supported by NetBSD 3.0.1
The NetBSD 3.0.1 release provides supported binary distributions for
the following systems:
NetBSD/acorn26 Acorn Archimedes, A-series and R-series systems
NetBSD/acorn32 Acorn RiscPC/A7000, VLSI RC7500
NetBSD/algor Algorithmics, Ltd. MIPS evaluation boards
NetBSD/alpha Digital/Compaq Alpha (64-bit)
NetBSD/amd64 Computers with x86_64 capable CPUs
NetBSD/amiga Commodore Amiga, MacroSystem DraCo
NetBSD/arc MIPS-based machines following the Advanced RISC
NetBSD/atari Atari TT030, Falcon, Hades
NetBSD/cats Chalice Technology's CATS and Intel's EBSA-285
NetBSD/cesfic CES FIC8234 VME processor board
NetBSD/cobalt Cobalt Networks' MIPS-based Microservers
NetBSD/dreamcast Sega Dreamcast game console
NetBSD/evbarm ARM evaluation boards
NetBSD/evbmips MIPS-based evaluation boards
NetBSD/evbppc Evaluation boards and appliances with PowerPC CPUs
NetBSD/evbsh3 Evaluation boards with Hitachi Super-H SH3 and
NetBSD/evbsh5 Evaluation boards with Hitachi Super-H SH5 CPUs
NetBSD/hp300 Hewlett-Packard 9000/300 and 400 series
NetBSD/hp700 Hewlett-Packard 9000 Series 700 workstations
NetBSD/hpcarm StrongARM based Windows CE PDA machines
NetBSD/hpcmips MIPS-based Windows CE PDA machines
NetBSD/hpcsh Hitachi SH3/4 based Windows CE PDA machines
NetBSD/i386 80x86-based IBM PCs and clones
NetBSD/ibmnws IBM Network Station 1000
NetBSD/iyonix Castle Technology's Iyonix ARM based PCs
NetBSD/luna68k OMRON Tateisi Electric's LUNA series
NetBSD/mac68k Apple Macintosh with 68k CPU
NetBSD/macppc Apple Power Macintosh and clones
NetBSD/mipsco MIPS Computer Systems Inc. family of workstations
NetBSD/mmeye Brains mmEye multimedia server
NetBSD/mvme68k Motorola MVME 68k SBCs
NetBSD/mvmeppc Motorola PowerPC VME SBCs
NetBSD/netwinder StrongARM based NetWinder machines
NetBSD/news68k Sony's 68k-based "NET WORK STATION" series
NetBSD/newsmips Sony's MIPS-based "NET WORK STATION" series
NetBSD/next68k NeXT 68k "black" hardware
NetBSD/ofppc OpenFirmware PowerPC machines
NetBSD/pmax Digital MIPS-based DECstations and DECsystems
NetBSD/pmppc Artesyn's PM/PPC board
NetBSD/prep PReP (PowerPC Reference Platform) and CHRP machines
NetBSD/sandpoint Motorola Sandpoint reference platform
NetBSD/sbmips Broadcom SiByte evaluation boards
NetBSD/sgimips Silicon Graphics' MIPS-based workstations
NetBSD/shark Digital DNARD ("shark")
NetBSD/sparc Sun SPARC (32-bit) and UltraSPARC (in 32-bit mode)
NetBSD/sparc64 Sun UltraSPARC (in native 64-bit mode)
NetBSD/sun2 Sun 2
NetBSD/sun3 Sun 3 and 3x
NetBSD/vax Digital VAX
NetBSD/x68k Sharp X680x0 series
Ports available in source form only for this release include the
NetBSD/amigappc PowerPC-based Amiga boards
NetBSD/bebox Be Inc's BeBox
NetBSD/pc532 The NS32532-based PC532 computer
NetBSD/playstation2 SONY PlayStation 2
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that we use. We would also like to thank the Internet Systems
Consortium Inc., Columbia University and Ludd (Lule=E5 Academic Computer
Society) computer society at Lule=E5 University of Technology for
current colocation services.
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