[tor-bugs] #8933 [Company]: Do a security audit of Onion Browser

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#8933: Do a security audit of Onion Browser
 Reporter:  mttp     |          Owner:       
     Type:  project  |         Status:  new  
 Priority:  normal   |      Milestone:       
Component:  Company  |        Version:       
 Keywords:           |         Parent:  #5895
   Points:           |   Actualpoints:       
Changes (by mtigas):

 * cc: mike@… (added)


 Hey all, totally willing to assist you guys if you find the person/time to
 do this.

 The only actual patches to tor src are documented: [1][2]

 Mostly, I’m concerned in issues with the actual architecture of the app —
 the app itself is a massive hack in which iOS app runs Tor as a thread
 within the same process (a way to bypass the fact that non-jailbroken iOS
 apps cannot execute subprocesses). (Some details are mentioned in [1].)
 Still not 100% sure as to what weaknesses this possibly allows, but that's
 something I'd love to have looked at.

 [1]: https://github.com/mtigas/iOS-
 [2]: https://github.com/mtigas/iOS-OnionBrowser/tree/master/build-patches

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8933#comment:2>
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