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With 20 years of experience compiling FOSS applications for Solaris, we have created a new company and website to better access and expand our 23,000 strong archive of UNIX application and source code files. For example, we now have more than 700 Solaris 11 SVR4 packages! In addition, we also provide application support and consulting services for all our packages.

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March 19, 2015
OpenSSL and OpenSSH Security Alert Updates The OpenSSL packages have been updated to versions 0.9.8zf, 1.0.0r, 1.0.1m, and 1.0.2a for Solaris 10 and 11, SPARC and x86. See OpenSSL Security Advisory [19 Mar 2015] and New High Severity OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Announced: CVE-2015-0291 & CVE-2015-0204. The OpenSSH packages have been updated to version 6.8p1. Solaris 8 and 9 SPARC packages have also been added (Mar 29).

February 27, 2015
PHP Updated The php packages have been updated to version 5.4.38 to take care of issues shown at ChangeLog including Mitigation for CVE-2015-0235.

February 6/7, 2015
Apache and PHP Updated The Apache packages have been updated to version 2.4.12. This update incorporates the changes mentioned in CHANGES_2.4 including security related fixes for CVE-2014-3583, CVE-2014-3581, CVE-2014-8109, CVE-2013-5704, and others. The PHP packages to be used with Apache 2.4.12 have been updated to version 5.4.37 also for Solaris 10 and 11.

February 3, 2015
OpenSSL Updated ChangeLog. OpenSSL packages 1.0.1j for Solaris 8-11 on SPARC and Solaris 10-11 on x86 have been updated to version 1.0.2.

January 12 and 21, 2015
OpenSSL Security Advisory OpenSSL Security Advisory [08 Jan 2015]. OpenSSL packages for Solaris 10 and 11 on SPARC and x86 have been updated to versions 0.9.8ze, 1.0.0q, and 1.0.1l. Versions for Solaris 8 and 9 SPARC are being created.

January 4, 2015
NTP Security Alert NTP Recent Vulnerabilities have been corrected by version 4.2.8 packages for Solaris 10 and 11.

October 16, 2014
OpenSSL Security Alert OpenSSL packages for Solaris 10 and 11 have been updated to version 1.0.1j, 1.0.0o, and 0.9.8zc to fix security issues for various vulnerabilities discussed here including the so-called POODLE Attack.

October 7, 2014
Bash Security Alert. A vulnerability called “Shellshock” for most levels of the bash shell has been announced. See CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169. This site has some details on testing your bash version. Our bash 4.3.30 packages for Solaris 8, 9, 10 and 11 on SPARC and Solaris 10 and 11 for x86 have been patched with the official patch to level 30, the most recent. Once installed, you should again run the test to confirm the patch. Further note: There may be yet more bash problems. See this Wikipedia page for details and further tests. There are no official patches yet beyond 30, but we will do more patching of our packages once they appear.

June 6, 2014
OpenSSL Security Alert. OpenSSL packages for Solaris 10 and 11 have been updated to version 1.0.1h, 1.0.0m, and 0.9.8za to fix security issues including SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224). Older Solaris versions will be available soon. Later note, versions 1.0.1i, 1.0.0n, and 0.9.8zb are now on our site.

May 9, 2014
PHP Security Alert. Php packages for Solaris 10 and 11 have been updated to version 5.4.28 to fix 19 bugs including CVE-2014-0185.

April 14, 2014
Apache Security Alert. Security alerts for Apache have been issued
CVE-2014-0098 Segfaults with truncated cookie logging.
CVE-2013-6438 mod_dav: Eliminates a potential denial of service from specifically crafted DAV WRITE requests
Apache-2.4.9 has been added to our repository that addresses the issues above. Apache 2.2.27 has also been added for users of the 2.2.x version.

April 8, 2014
OpenSSL Security Alert. A security alert for OpenSSL has been issued. See OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014] for details. This is the TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160) issue. Version 1.0.1g of the OpenSSl packages have been added on Unix Packages to provide a fix. The OpenSSH packages have also be updated to version 6.6p1 and to use the new OpenSSL packages.

March 19, 2014
GnuTLS Security Alert. A security alert for GnuTLS has been issued. See The GnuTLS Security Advisories page for details. Version of the GnuTLS packages have been added on Unix Packages to provide a fix.

February 20, 2014
NTP Security Alert. A security alert for ntp has been issued. See this NTP page for details. Version 4.2.7p422 of the ntp packages have been added on Unix Packages to provide a fix.

Php version 5.4.23 is now available on this site. These new packages for Solaris 10 and 11 address an OpenSSL related security issue CVE-2013-6420.


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