FreeBSD 10.0 -RC5
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the fifth release candidate for FreeBSD 10.0: “The fifth release candidate build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected to be the final RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE cycle. Changes between -RC4 and -RC5 include: fix an IPv4 multicast regression; fixes OpenSSL for CVE-2013-4353, CVE-2013-6449, CVE-2013-6450; revert a change to the kinfo_file structure to preserve ABI; fix a race condition which could prevent the file descriptor table from being properly updated.” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details and upgrade information. Download the installation DVD images from here: FreeBSD-10.0-RC5-amd64-dvd1.iso (2,366MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-10.0-RC5-i386-dvd1.iso (2,203MB,SHA256).
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