Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#52654 closed update (fixed)

tor updated to 0.2.8.9 (includes security fix)

Reported by: macports.org@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: haspatch maintainer Cc:
Port: tor

Description (last modified by larryv (Lawrence Velázquez))

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-0289-released-important-fixes

Tor 0.2.8.9 backports a fix for a security hole in previous versions of Tor that would allow a remote attacker to crash a Tor client, hidden service, relay, or authority. All Tor users should upgrade to this version, or to 0.2.9.4-alpha. Patches will be released for older versions of Tor.

  • Major features (security fixes):
    • Prevent a class of security bugs caused by treating the contents of a buffer chunk as if they were a NUL-terminated string. At least one such bug seems to be present in all currently used versions of Tor, and would allow an attacker to remotely crash most Tor instances, especially those compiled with extra compiler hardening. With this defense in place, such bugs can't crash Tor, though we should still fix them as they occur. Closes ticket 20384 (TROVE-2016-10-001).

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Portfile-tor.diff (962 bytes) - added by macports.org@… 2 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 2 years ago by macports.org@…

Attachment: Portfile-tor.diff added

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Committed in r154059, revision reset to default (0) after bumping version. Thanks for the update.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by larryv (Lawrence Velázquez)

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