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FreeBSD 2.2.5 Errata Notes
The file
ERRATA.TXT contains post-release ERRATA for 2.2.5 and should always
be considered the definitive place to look first before reporting
a problem with this release. This file will also be periodically
updated as new issues are reported so even if you've checked this
file recently, check it again before filing a bug report. Any
changes to this file are also automatically emailed to:
freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.org
For 2.2.5 security advisories, see:
ftp://FreeBSD.org/pub/CERT/
For the latest information (note the URL carefully - this is NOT
ftp.FreeBSD.org).
---- Security Advisories:
Current active security advisories for 2.2.5: One
o FreeBSD-SA-97:05 (available from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT).
You may also simply remove /dev/io as a quick work-around if you're
not running an X server or some other specialized utility which
requires access to the I/O instructions.
---- System Update Information:
o The appletalk stack was broken in 2.2.5.
Fix: If you plan to run appletalk, you should apply the following patch:
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/updates/2.2.5-RELEASE/atalk.diff.2.2.gz
o The line printer spooler lpd will, when sending jobs to remote
printers, kill the child process sending to the remote after the
timeout specified in the `ct' capability (2 minutes by default).
Fix: Please upgrade the lpd subsystem to 2.2-stable. As a workaround,
increase the `ct' capability to an unreasonably large number of
seconds (like 3600).
o Intel "F00F bug" enables users to hang machines with Pentium processors
if they have access to the machine and can execute programs.
Fix: Update to the 2.2-stable version of the kernel or apply the patch
found in:
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/updates/2.2.5-RELEASE/f00f.diff.2.2.gz
o A bug in the ipfw code exists where using the "reset tcp" firewall command
causes the kernel to write ethernet headers onto random kernel stack
locations.
Fix: Update to the 2.2-stable version of the kernel or apply the
patch found in ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/updates/2.2.5-RELEASE/ipfw.diff.gz