OpenBSD releases version 5.6 with LibreSSL out




OpenBSD has released version 5.6 of its eponymous operating system released. LibreSSL is included in the code, a fork of OpenSSL, which arose after the Heartbleed bug a serious vulnerability in the code of OpenSSL became known.

OpenBSD In the implementation of LibreSSL in OpenBSD 5.6 , as was previously OpenBSD project founder Theo de Raadt announced omitted. many potentially vulnerable and obsolete protocols Thus lacks support for SSLv2, TLS compression and weak SSL ciphers based on ‘US Export’ regulation.

Also, the support for a variety of hardware is removed from the code of LibreSSL, because it is out of date or the relevant chips because of, among others, IBM and Broadcom can only be addressed by means of proprietary drivers. These components are still in OpenSSL, the most widely used open source ssl / tls implementation, present.

OpenBSD, FreeBSD based on that last Sunday, his 21st anniversary, in version 5.6 also includes an improved installation tool and a wider support for modern hardware. OpenSMTPD is further selected as the default SMTP mail daemon, but Oracle’s MySQL unlike many other open source operating systems were not exchanged in MariaDB. OpenBSD, users can choose from a KDE or Gnome environment. Despite the emphasis on the security of the operating system OpenBSD contains flaws. So last month was a dangerous bug discovered that ten years was present in the source code.


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