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  • August 20, 2019

Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU12

Albert White
Manager, Software Maintenance Engineering

Today we are releasing the SRU 12 for Oracle Solaris 11.4. It is available via 'pkg update' from the support repository or by downloading the SRU from My Oracle Support Doc ID 2433412.1.

This SRU introduces the following enhancements:

  • python 3.7 (3.7.3) has been added to Oracle Solaris 11.4
  • Update device ids data files to current versions as of 2019.06
  • Deliver XML Security library
  • Deliver Lasso library
  • Deliver mod_auth_mellon for Apache 2.4
  • GCC 9.1 has been added to Oracle Solaris 11.4
  • Add support for new SSD BearCove Plus
  • Add support for new HDD LEO-B 14TB
  • New python packages have been added:
    • atomicwrites
    • attrs
    • hypothesis
    • pathlib2
    • pluggy
    • scandir
  • Updated versions of:
    • bash has been updated to 5.0 patchlevel 3
    • Node.js has been updated to 8.16.0
    • cryptography has been updated to 2.5
    • Jsonrpclib has been updated to 0.4.0
    • Coverage has been updated to 4.5.2
    • Markupsafe has been updated to 1.1.0
    • pygments has been updated to 2.3.1
    • pyOpenssl has been updated to 19.0.0
    • hg-git has been updated to version 0.8.12
    • py has been updated to 1.8.0
    • pytest has been updated to 4.4.0
    • zope.interface has been updated to 4.6.0
    • setuptools_scm has been updated to 3.3.3
    • boto has been updated to 2.49.0
    • mock has been updated to 3.0.5
    • psutil has been updated to 5.6.2
    • astroid has been updated to 2.2.5
    • lazy-object-proxy has been updated to 1.4.1
    • pylint has been updated to 2.3.1
    • sqlparse has been updated to 0.3.0
    • pluggy has been updated to 0.9.0
    • graphviz has been updated to 2.40.1
    • less has been updated to 551

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

  • MySQL 5.6 has been updated to 5.6.44
  • MySQL 5.7 has been updated to 5.7.26
  • BIND has been updated to 9.11.8
  • vim has been updated to version 8.1.1561
  • irssi has been updated to 1.1.3
  • Apache Tomcat has been updated to 8.5.42
  • Thunderbird has been updated to 60.8.0
  • python 2.7 has been updated to 2.7.16
  • python 3.4 has been updated to 3.4.10
  • python 3.5 has been updated to 3.5.7
  • Firefox has been updated to 60.8.0esr
  • Wireshark has been updated to 2.6.10
  • glib & xscreensaver

 

New options added to the following utilities in core OS:

  • ps(1) should be able to limit the output of the last column
    • -W When the output is to a terminal, lines are truncated to the width of the screen.
  • ps option to show associated service
    • ps -e -o pid,user,fmri | tail
  • prstat() should be able to monitor a service using contract ID
    • -x Report the associated SMF service for a given process
  • prstat should include an option to print a process zonename
    • -Z Report information about processes and zones. In this mode, prstat displays separate reports about processes and zones at the same time.
  • Add option to truss(1) to print only syscalls which returned with an error
    • -N Report only system calls which have returned an error.

libc compatibility enhancements with Linux:

  • madvise() MADV_DONTDUMP support for Linux compat
  • libc should provide explicit_bzero() and explicit_memset()
  • libc should provide reallocf()
  • libc should provide qsort_r()

Full details of this SRU can be found in My Oracle Support Doc 2577197.1. For the list of Service Alerts affecting each Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU, see Important Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU Issues (Doc ID 2445150.1).

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