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[tor-talk] New Tor security releases:,,,,, and

There are new releases of Tor to fix several security issues.

If you build Tor from source code, you can download them from the
download page on the website. If you need an older release series, go
to https://dist.torproject.org/ .

For users who do not build from source: packages should be available
soon.  All users should upgrade when possible.

These releases fix the following security bugs. For more information
on each one, see the links from

TROVE-2017-009: Replay-cache ineffective for v2 onion services
TROVE-2017-010: Remote DoS attack against directory authorities
TROVE-2017-011: An attacker can make Tor ask for a password
TROVE-2017-012: Relays can pick themselves in a circuit path
TROVE-2017-013: Use-after-free in onion service v2

Remember that the following release series are approaching end-of-life:

   0.2.8 on 1 Jan 2018
   0.3.0 on 26 Jan 2018
   0.2.5 on 1 May 2018

If you need  a release series with long term support, stick to
0.2.9.x. Otherwise, please stay up-to-date with the latest stable
release series (or with the alphas, if you are feeling brave and you
like reporting bugs).

Below is the changelog for  The changelogs for the
stable releases were sent to tor-announce as usual.

Changes in version - 2017-12-01
  This version of Tor is the latest in the 0.3.2 alpha series. It
  includes fixes for several important security issues. All Tor users
  should upgrade to this release, or to one of the other releases coming
  out today.

  o Major bugfixes (security):
    - Fix a denial of service bug where an attacker could use a
      malformed directory object to cause a Tor instance to pause while
      OpenSSL would try to read a passphrase from the terminal. (Tor
      instances run without a terminal, which is the case for most Tor
      packages, are not impacted.) Fixes bug 24246; bugfix on every
      version of Tor. Also tracked as TROVE-2017-011 and CVE-2017-8821.
      Found by OSS-Fuzz as testcase 6360145429790720.
    - Fix a denial of service issue where an attacker could crash a
      directory authority using a malformed router descriptor. Fixes bug
      24245; bugfix on Also tracked as TROVE-2017-010
      and CVE-2017-8820.
    - When checking for replays in the INTRODUCE1 cell data for a
      (legacy) onion service, correctly detect replays in the RSA-
      encrypted part of the cell. We were previously checking for
      replays on the entire cell, but those can be circumvented due to
      the malleability of Tor's legacy hybrid encryption. This fix helps
      prevent a traffic confirmation attack. Fixes bug 24244; bugfix on This issue is also tracked as TROVE-2017-009
      and CVE-2017-8819.

  o Major bugfixes (security, onion service v2):
    - Fix a use-after-free error that could crash v2 Tor onion services
      when they failed to open circuits while expiring introduction
      points. Fixes bug 24313; bugfix on This issue is
      also tracked as TROVE-2017-013 and CVE-2017-8823.

  o Major bugfixes (security, relay):
    - When running as a relay, make sure that we never build a path
      through ourselves, even in the case where we have somehow lost the
      version of our descriptor appearing in the consensus. Fixes part
      of bug 21534; bugfix on This issue is also tracked
      as TROVE-2017-012 and CVE-2017-8822.
    - When running as a relay, make sure that we never choose ourselves
      as a guard. Fixes part of bug 21534; bugfix on This
      issue is also tracked as TROVE-2017-012 and CVE-2017-8822.

  o Minor feature (relay statistics):
    - Change relay bandwidth reporting stats interval from 4 hours to 24
      hours in order to reduce the efficiency of guard discovery
      attacks. Fixes ticket 23856.

  o Minor features (directory authority):
    - Add an IPv6 address for the "bastet" directory authority. Closes
      ticket 24394.

  o Minor bugfixes (client):
    - By default, do not enable storage of client-side DNS values. These
      values were unused by default previously, but they should not have
      been cached at all. Fixes bug 24050; bugfix on
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