[tor-announce] Tor is released

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Mon Feb 28 18:28:32 UTC 2011

Tor fixes a variety of less critical bugs. The main other
change is a slight tweak to Tor's TLS handshake that makes relays
and bridges that run this new version reachable from Iran again.
We don't expect this tweak will win the arms race long-term, but it
buys us time until we roll out a better solution.


Changes in version - 2011-02-23
  o Major bugfixes:
    - Stop sending a CLOCK_SKEW controller status event whenever
      we fetch directory information from a relay that has a wrong clock.
      Instead, only inform the controller when it's a trusted authority
      that claims our clock is wrong. Bugfix on; fixes
      the rest of bug 1074.
    - Fix a bounds-checking error that could allow an attacker to
      remotely crash a directory authority. Bugfix on
      Found by "piebeer".
    - If relays set RelayBandwidthBurst but not RelayBandwidthRate,
      Tor would ignore their RelayBandwidthBurst setting,
      potentially using more bandwidth than expected. Bugfix on Reported by Paul Wouters. Fixes bug 2470.
    - Ignore and warn if the user mistakenly sets "PublishServerDescriptor
      hidserv" in her torrc. The 'hidserv' argument never controlled
      publication of hidden service descriptors. Bugfix on

  o Minor features:
    - Adjust our TLS Diffie-Hellman parameters to match those used by
      Apache's mod_ssl.
    - Update to the February 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country database.

  o Minor bugfixes:
    - Check for and reject overly long directory certificates and
      directory tokens before they have a chance to hit any assertions.
      Bugfix on Found by "doorss".
    - Bring the logic that gathers routerinfos and assesses the
      acceptability of circuits into line. This prevents a Tor OP from
      getting locked in a cycle of choosing its local OR as an exit for a
      path (due to a .exit request) and then rejecting the circuit because
      its OR is not listed yet. It also prevents Tor clients from using an
      OR running in the same instance as an exit (due to a .exit request)
      if the OR does not meet the same requirements expected of an OR
      running elsewhere. Fixes bug 1859; bugfix on

  o Packaging changes:
    - Stop shipping the Tor specs files and development proposal documents
      in the tarball. They are now in a separate git repository at
    - Do not include Git version tags as though they are SVN tags when
      generating a tarball from inside a repository that has switched
      between branches. Bugfix on; fixes bug 2402.


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