Tor: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-45

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Tor, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-misc/tor on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.2.8.9
Unaffected versions >= 0.2.8.9

Background

Tor is an implementation of second generation Onion Routing, a connection-oriented anonymizing communication service.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Tor. Please review the CVE identifier and change log referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Tor users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/tor-0.2.8.9"
 

References

Release Date
December 24, 2016

Latest Revision
December 24, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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