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[tor-announce] Tor 0.2.8.8 is released
Hi, all! There is a new stable release of the Tor source code, with
fixes for several important bugs.
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You can download the source from the usual place on the website.
Packages should be up in a few days.
(There is also a concurrent release of Tor 0.2.9.3-alpha; for alpha
announcements, please see tor-talk@ or the blog.)
Changes in version 0.2.8.8 - 2016-09-23
Tor 0.2.8.8 fixes two crash bugs present in previous versions of the
0.2.8.x series. Relays running 0.2.8.x should upgrade, as should users
who select public relays as their bridges.
o Major bugfixes (crash):
- Fix a complicated crash bug that could affect Tor clients
configured to use bridges when replacing a networkstatus consensus
in which one of their bridges was mentioned. OpenBSD users saw
more crashes here, but all platforms were potentially affected.
Fixes bug 20103; bugfix on 0.2.8.2-alpha.
o Major bugfixes (relay, OOM handler):
- Fix a timing-dependent assertion failure that could occur when we
tried to flush from a circuit after having freed its cells because
of an out-of-memory condition. Fixes bug 20203; bugfix on
0.2.8.1-alpha. Thanks to "cypherpunks" for help diagnosing
o Minor feature (fallback directories):
- Remove broken fallbacks from the hard-coded fallback directory
list. Closes ticket 20190; patch by teor.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the September 6 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2
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