Finnix 92.0 release notes

Finnix, the LiveCD for system administrators

Finnix 92.0 boot.png

Vitals

  • Linux 2.6.25 (based on Debian 2.6.25-4)
  • Debian testing (2008-06-15)
  • Packages: x86, PowerPC
  • Development codename: Shawano
    • Shawano was originally misspelled as "Shawno" in early builds.
  • Build: 2270 (x86), 187 (PowerPC)

Download

Filename Arch Size Released
finnix-92.0.iso x86 109MiB 2008-06-28
finnix-ppc-92.0.iso PowerPC 120MiB 2008-06-28

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Known issues

  • None at this time.

Major new features

OpenSSL security vulnerability fix

Finnix 92.0 contains the fix to the Debian OpenSSL predictable RNG vulnerability. A reminder that all versions of Finnix from 89.0 to 91.1 (inclusive) contained this vulnerability, so please keep this in mind when running OpenSSH servers on vulnerable versions.

Note that OpenSSH/OpenSSL/OpenVPN blacklists are not included with Finnix, for size reasons. If you wish to utilize these blacklists, simply reinstall the packages (apt-get update && apt-get --reinstall install openssh-blacklist openssl-blacklist openvpn-blacklist).

New Linux kernel

Linux 2.6.25 is included with Finnix 92.0.

New boot menu

A new graphical boot menu is now available. This boot menu will still perform 32-bit/64-bit autodetection, and options such as toram and testcd can still be added to boot profiles by pressing [TAB] over a desired boot profile.

Changes

91.1 -> 92.0

  • dist-upgrade
  • Upgraded kernels to 2.6.25 (Debian 2.6.25-4).
  • apt: APT::Install-Recommends "false";
  • Added "notfound", which checks for common programs not found in Finnix (for example, try typing "lynx"; it will tell you to use elinks instead).
  • Added support for multiple console= boot command options (Xen fix).
  • finnix-autoconfig: Added sshd_password boot option
  • Added: pv, ddrescue
  • Removed: aptitude/tasksel (now pulling in large dependencies, unfortunately), pcscd/gettext/tcsh/make (no longer required by any packages), lynx/links (use elinks instead).
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