[tor-announce] New stable _security_ releases: Tor 0.3.5.15, 0.4.4.9, and 0.4.5.9
nickm at torproject.org
Mon Jun 14 15:33:56 UTC 2021
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Source code for Tor 0.3.5.15, 0.4.4.9, and 0.4.5.9 is now available; since
these are older release series, you can download the source code at
https://dist.torproject.org/ . Packages should be available within the next
several weeks, with a new Tor Browser around the end of the week.
This release fixes several security vulnerabilities, described in the
changelogs. We are also releasing security fixes for the other supported
release series; I'll describe them in a separate email. I recommend that
everybody upgrade to 0.3.5.15, 0.4.4.9, 0.4.5.9, or 0.4.6.5 as soon as
binaries are available (or right now, if you build from source).
Below is the changelog for 0.4.5.9. You can find the changelogs for the
other releases at:
Changes in version 0.4.5.9 - 2021-06-14
Tor 0.4.5.9 fixes several security issues, including a
denial-of-service attack against onion service clients, and another
denial-of-service attack against relays. Everybody should upgrade to
one of 0.3.5.15, 0.4.4.9, 0.4.5.9, or 0.4.6.5.
o Major bugfixes (security, backport from 0.4.6.5):
- Don't allow relays to spoof RELAY_END or RELAY_RESOLVED cell on
half-closed streams. Previously, clients failed to validate which
hop sent these cells: this would allow a relay on a circuit to end
a stream that wasn't actually built with it. Fixes bug 40389;
bugfix on 0.3.5.1-alpha. This issue is also tracked as TROVE-2021-
003 and CVE-2021-34548.
o Major bugfixes (security, defense-in-depth, backport from 0.4.6.5):
- Detect more failure conditions from the OpenSSL RNG code.
Previously, we would detect errors from a missing RNG
implementation, but not failures from the RNG code itself.
Fortunately, it appears those failures do not happen in practice
when Tor is using OpenSSL's default RNG implementation. Fixes bug
40390; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha. This issue is also tracked as
TROVE-2021-004. Reported by Jann Horn at Google's Project Zero.
o Major bugfixes (security, denial of service, backport from 0.4.6.5):
- Resist a hashtable-based CPU denial-of-service attack against
relays. Previously we used a naive unkeyed hash function to look
up circuits in a circuitmux object. An attacker could exploit this
to construct circuits with chosen circuit IDs, to create
collisions and make the hash table inefficient. Now we use a
SipHash construction here instead. Fixes bug 40391; bugfix on
0.2.4.4-alpha. This issue is also tracked as TROVE-2021-005 and
CVE-2021-34549. Reported by Jann Horn from Google's Project Zero.
- Fix an out-of-bounds memory access in v3 onion service descriptor
parsing. An attacker could exploit this bug by crafting an onion
service descriptor that would crash any client that tried to visit
it. Fixes bug 40392; bugfix on 0.3.0.1-alpha. This issue is also
tracked as TROVE-2021-006 and CVE-2021-34550. Reported by Sergei
Glazunov from Google's Project Zero.
o Minor features (compatibility, backport from 0.4.6.4-rc):
- Remove an assertion function related to TLS renegotiation. It was
used nowhere outside the unit tests, and it was breaking
compilation with recent alpha releases of OpenSSL 3.0.0. Closes
o Minor features (geoip data):
- Update the geoip files to match the IPFire Location Database, as
retrieved on 2021/06/10.
o Minor bugfixes (control, sandbox, backport from 0.4.6.4-rc):
- Allow the control command SAVECONF to succeed when the seccomp
sandbox is enabled, and make SAVECONF keep only one backup file to
simplify implementation. Previously SAVECONF allowed a large
number of backup files, which made it incompatible with the
sandbox. Fixes bug 40317; bugfix on 0.2.5.4-alpha. Patch by
o Minor bugfixes (metrics port, backport from 0.4.6.4-rc):
- Fix a bug that made tor try to re-bind() on an already open
MetricsPort every 60 seconds. Fixes bug 40370; bugfix
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