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[tor-talk] Tor 0.2.6.4-rc is released!
I've just tagged and uploaded Tor 0.2.6.4-rc to the usual places.
This is the first release candidate for the 0.2.6.x series, and I hope
the next release for 0.2.6 will be the stable release.
The source is available in the usual places on the website; packages
should follow. I'll put out an updated 0.2.5.11 in a few days, once
the changes in this release have seen more testing.
Changes in version 0.2.6.4-rc - 2015-03-09
Tor 0.2.6.4-rc fixes an issue in the directory code that an
attacker might be able to use in order to crash certain Tor
directories. It also resolves some minor issues left over from, or
introduced in, Tor 0.2.6.3-alpha or earlier.
o Major bugfixes (crash, OSX, security):
- Fix a remote denial-of-service opportunity caused by a bug in
OSX's _strlcat_chk() function. Fixes bug 15205; bug first appeared
in OSX 10.9.
o Major bugfixes (relay, stability, possible security):
- Fix a bug that could lead to a relay crashing with an assertion
failure if a buffer of exactly the wrong layout is passed to
buf_pullup() at exactly the wrong time. Fixes bug 15083; bugfix on
0.2.0.10-alpha. Patch from "cypherpunks".
- Do not assert if the 'data' pointer on a buffer is advanced to the
very end of the buffer; log a BUG message instead. Only assert if
it is past that point. Fixes bug 15083; bugfix on 0.2.0.10-alpha.
o Major bugfixes (FreeBSD IPFW transparent proxy):
- Fix address detection with FreeBSD transparent proxies, when
"TransProxyType ipfw" is in use. Fixes bug 15064; bugfix
o Major bugfixes (Linux seccomp2 sandbox):
- Pass IPPROTO_TCP rather than 0 to socket(), so that the Linux
seccomp2 sandbox doesn't fail. Fixes bug 14989; bugfix
- Allow AF_UNIX hidden services to be used with the seccomp2
sandbox. Fixes bug 15003; bugfix on 0.2.6.3-alpha.
- Upon receiving sighup with the seccomp2 sandbox enabled, do not
crash during attempts to call wait4. Fixes bug 15088; bugfix on
0.2.5.1-alpha. Patch from "sanic".
o Minor features (controller):
- Messages about problems in the bootstrap process now include
information about the server we were trying to connect to when we
noticed the problem. Closes ticket 15006.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip to the March 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country database.
- Update geoip6 to the March 3 2015 Maxmind GeoLite2
o Minor features (logs):
- Quiet some log messages in the heartbeat and at startup. Closes
o Minor bugfixes (certificate handling):
- If an authority operator accidentally makes a signing certificate
with a future publication time, do not discard its real signing
certificates. Fixes bug 11457; bugfix on 0.2.0.3-alpha.
- Remove any old authority certificates that have been superseded
for at least two days. Previously, we would keep superseded
certificates until they expired, if they were published close in
time to the certificate that superseded them. Fixes bug 11454;
bugfix on 0.2.1.8-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (compilation):
- Fix a compilation warning on s390. Fixes bug 14988; bugfix
- Fix a compilation warning on FreeBSD. Fixes bug 15151; bugfix
o Minor bugfixes (testing):
- Fix endianness issues in unit test for resolve_my_address() to
have it pass on big endian systems. Fixes bug 14980; bugfix on
- Avoid a side-effect in a tor_assert() in the unit tests. Fixes bug
15188; bugfix on 0.1.2.3-alpha. Patch from Tom van der Woerdt.
- When running the new 'make test-stem' target, use the configured
python binary. Fixes bug 15037; bugfix on 0.2.6.3-alpha. Patch
- When running the zero-length-keys tests, do not use the default
torrc file. Fixes bug 15033; bugfix on 0.2.6.3-alpha. Reported
o Directory authority IP change:
- The directory authority Faravahar has a new IP address. This
closes ticket 14487.
o Removed code:
- Remove some lingering dead code that once supported mempools.
Mempools were disabled by default in 0.2.5, and removed entirely
in 0.2.6.3-alpha. Closes more of ticket 14848; patch
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