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July 9, 2015
OpenSSL Security Alert Update The OpenSSL packages have been updated to versions 1.0.1p, and 1.0.2d for Solaris 10 and 11, SPARC and x86. See Alternative chains certificate forgery (CVE-2015-1793). 0.9.8 and 1.0.0 versions of OpenSSL are not affected. Solaris 8 and 9 SPARC packages will be added shortly.

July 4, 2015
OpenSSH Update The OpenSSH packages have been updated to version 6.9p1 for Solaris 10 and 11, SPARC and x86. See OpenSSH 6.9, Solaris 8 and 9 SPARC packages will be added shortly.

June 12, 2015
OpenSSL Security Alert Updates The OpenSSL packages have been updated to versions 0.9.8zg, 1.0.0s, 1.0.1o, and 1.0.2c for Solaris 10 and 11, SPARC and x86. See OpenSSL Security Advisory [11 Jun 2015], Solaris 8 and 9 SPARC packages will be added shortly.

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.

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


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