[Buildroot] Buildroot 2018.08.3 released

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Mon Nov 26 22:08:50 UTC 2018


Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems

Buildroot 2018.08.3 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Buildroot 2018.08.3 is a bugfix release, fixing a number of important /
security related issues discovered since the 2018.08.2 release.

- fs: Drop intermediate tarball from the filesystem handling to
  fix an issue with xattrs handling related to fakeroot. Ensure
  tarball target includes xattrs.

- download: Fix confusion in git submodule handling if dl/ is a

- toolchain: Only allow enabling stack protection on architectures with
  control flow integrity (CFI) support. Only allow FORTIFY_SOURCE
  support on gcc >= 6.

- Defconfigs: Fixes for Armadeus APF27, imx6sabre, Olimex A20
  olinuxino lime legacy, Orangepi zero plus 2.

- Security fixes for bind, elfutils, libcurl, libnss, liburiparser,
  lighttpd, mariadb, mosquitto, network-manager, nginx, openswan,
  postgresql, prosody, ruby, squid, systemd, webkitgtk,

- Fixes for download/compilation/runtime issues in attr, audit, busybox,
  brotli, dtc, easydbus, flare-engine, flatcc, gauche, gcc, libiscsi,
  libnfs, libsemanage, lcdproc, lua-curl, mariadb, mmc-utils, neardal,
  netplug, nfs-utils, openocd, p11-kit, qemu, qt, rpm, samba4,
  supertuxkart, systemd, trace-cmd, traceroute, twolame, uclibc,
  usb_modeswitch, webkitgtk, weston, xdriver_xf86-video-geode,

For more details, see the CHANGES file:


Users of the affected packages are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -sn 2018.08.2..

    25  Fabrice Fontaine
    16  Peter Korsgaard
    15  Thomas Petazzoni
     7  Carlos Santos
     6  Bernd Kuhls
     6  Yann E. MORIN
     4  Adrian Perez de Castro
     4  Baruch Siach
     3  Serj Kalichev
     2  Romain Naour
     2  Yegor Yefremov
     1  Alexander Sverdlin
     1  Andreas Naumann
     1  Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind)
     1  Fabio Estevam
     1  Ferdinand van Aartsen
     1  Francois Beerten
     1  Grzegorz Blach
     1  Joel Carlson
     1  Jörg Krause
     1  Max Filippov
     1  Nicolas Cavallari
     1  Philipp Wagner
     1  Sergio Prado
     1  Sébastien Szymanski
     1  Thomas Claveirole

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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