Tor Releases

Tor 0.2.1.29 is released (security patches)

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 16:58
Tor 0.2.1.29 continues our recent code security audit work. The main fix resolves a remote heap overflow vulnerability that can allow remote code execution. Other fixes address a variety of assert and crash bugs, most of which we think are hard to exploit remotely. All Tor users should upgrade. https://www.torproject.org/download/download Changes in version 0.2.1.29 - 2011-01-15 o Major bugfixes (security): - Fix a heap overflow bug where an adversary could cause heap corruption. This bug probably allows remote code execution attacks. Reported by "debuger". Fixes CVE-2011-0427. Bugfix on 0.1.2.10-rc. - Prevent a denial-of-service attack by disallowing any zlib-compressed data whose compression factor is implausibly high. Fixes part of bug 2324; reported by "doorss". - Zero out a few more keys in memory before freeing them. Fixes bug 2384 and part of bug 2385. These key instances found by "cypherpunks", based on Andrew Case's report about being able
Categories: Security

Tor 0.2.1.28 is released (security patches)

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 14:58
Tor 0.2.1.28 does some code cleanup to reduce the risk of remotely exploitable bugs. Thanks to Willem Pinckaers for notifying us of the issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned CVE-2010-1676 to this issue. We also took this opportunity to change the IP address for one of our directory authorities, and to update the geoip database we ship. All Tor users should upgrade. https://www.torproject.org/download/download Changes in version 0.2.1.28 - 2010-12-17 o Major bugfixes: - Fix a remotely exploitable bug that could be used to crash instances of Tor remotely by overflowing on the heap. Remote-code execution hasn't been confirmed, but can't be ruled out. Everyone should upgrade. Bugfix on the 0.1.1 series and later. o Directory authority changes: - Change IP address and ports for gabelmoo (v3 directory authority). o Minor features: - Update to the December 1 2010 Maxmind GeoLite Country database. ----------------------------------------------
Categories: Security