[tor-announce] Tor is released

Nick Mathewson 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; for alpha
announcements, please see tor-talk@ or the blog.)


Changes in version - 2016-08-24
  Tor fixes an important bug related to the ReachableAddresses
  option in, 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

  o Minor features (geoip):
    - Update geoip and geoip6 to the August 2 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2
      Country database.

  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
      and Report and patch by "rubiate".

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