[tor-announce] Tor 0.2.8.7 is released
nickm at torproject.org
Wed Aug 24 18:54:44 UTC 2016
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 0.2.9.2-alpha; for alpha
announcements, please see tor-talk@ or the blog.)
Changes in version 0.2.8.7 - 2016-08-24
Tor 0.2.8.7 fixes an important bug related to the ReachableAddresses
option in 0.2.8.6, and replaces a retiring bridge authority. Everyone
who sets the ReachableAddresses option, and all bridges, are strongly
encouraged to upgrade.
o Directory authority changes:
- The "Tonga" bridge authority has been retired; the new bridge
authority is "Bifroest". Closes tickets 19728 and 19690.
o Major bugfixes (client, security):
- Only use the ReachableAddresses option to restrict the first hop
in a path. In earlier versions of 0.2.8.x, it would apply to
every hop in the path, with a possible degradation in anonymity
for anyone using an uncommon ReachableAddress setting. Fixes bug
19973; bugfix on 0.2.8.2-alpha.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the August 2 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2
o Minor bugfixes (compilation):
- Remove an inappropriate "inline" in tortls.c that was causing
warnings on older versions of GCC. Fixes bug 19903; bugfix
o Minor bugfixes (fallback directories):
- Avoid logging a NULL string pointer when loading fallback
directory information. Fixes bug 19947; bugfix on 0.2.4.7-alpha
and 0.2.8.1-alpha. Report and patch by "rubiate".
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