Security is important to the BSD projects and each project maintains a security page on its website that contains archived advisories, links to its security mailing list, instructions for reporting security incidents, and a description of its security team. The security page for each project is located at
• FreeBSD http://www.freebsd.org/security/
• NetBSD http://www.netbsd.org/security/
• OpenBSD http://www.openbsd.org/security.html
The format of FreeBSD's and NetBSD's advisories are similar, where each advisory contains a section on
• Version affected
• Fixed in which versions
• Problem description/abstract
• Impact/technical details
• Solutions and workarounds
• References/more information
Advisories contain full instructions on how to patch the system and where to download the patches. For added protection, each advisory is signed by the security officer's PGP key and includes instructions for verifying the key.
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