Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU15 releases: Unix operating system

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Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. It superseded their earlier SunOS in 1993. In 2010, after the Sun acquisition by Oracle, it was renamed Oracle Solaris.

Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, and for originating many innovative features such as DTrace, ZFS and Time Slider. Solaris supports SPARC and x86-64 workstations and servers from Oracle and other vendors. Solaris is registered as compliant with the Single UNIX Specification. via_Wiki

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU15 was released.

Changelog

This SRU introduces the following enhancements:

  • Explorer 19.4 is now available
  • New modules for python 3.7:
    • pybonjour
    • pygobject3
  • Inclusion of cbindgen 0.8.7 into Oracle Solaris 11.4
  • Added support for Python 3.7 to RAD
  • Add page retire kstats that counts retired pages and their type of usage
  • zlogin authorization for console access only
  • Updates to:
    • net-snmp has been updated to 5.8
    • ruby 2.5 has been updated to 2.5.5
    • ruby 2.6 has been updated to 2.6.3
    • GCC has been updated to 9.2
    • cmake has been updated to 3.15.2
    • nmap has been updated to 7.80

The following components have also been updated to address security issues:

  • memcached has been updated to 1.5.17
  • GnuPG has been updated to 2.2.16
  • libarchive has been updated to 3.4.0
  • Node.js has been updated to 8.16.1
  • Rust has been updated to 1.35.0
  • Cargo-vendor has been updated to 0.1.23
  • libgcrypt has been updated to 1.8.5
  • lighttpd has been updatd to 1.4.54
  • xdg-utils has been updated to 1.1.3
  • mutt has been updated to 1.12.1
  • GNU debugger has been updated to 8.3.1
  • squid has been updated to 4.8
  • Thunderbird has been updated to 68.2.0
  • Firefox been updated to 68.2.0esr
  • sudo has been updated to 1.8.28
  • Security fixes for:
    • libtiff
    • Ghostscript
    • python requests
    • GNU patch
    • libsoup
    • liblouis
    • evince
    • librsvg