[tor-commits] [tor/release-0.2.5] Recategorize some uncategorized things in the releasenotes
nickm at torproject.org
nickm at torproject.org
Sun Oct 19 18:21:51 UTC 2014
Author: Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org>
Date: Sun Oct 19 14:17:34 2014 -0400
Recategorize some uncategorized things in the releasenotes
ReleaseNotes | 52 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------
1 file changed, 33 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)
diff --git a/ReleaseNotes b/ReleaseNotes
index 8b49e09..13c01b3 100644
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
attacker from causing a microdescriptor collision, because the
router's identity is not forgeable.
- o Major bugfixes:
+ o Major bugfixes (client):
- Perform circuit cleanup operations even when circuit
construction operations are disabled (because the network is
disabled, or because there isn't enough directory information).
@@ -138,6 +138,8 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
0.1.1.11-alpha. This bug became visible in 0.2.4.10-alpha when we
became more strict about when we have "enough directory information
to build circuits".
+ o Major bugfixes (relay denial of service):
- Instead of writing destroy cells directly to outgoing connection
buffers, queue them and intersperse them with other outgoing cells.
This can prevent a set of resource starvation conditions where too
@@ -175,6 +177,13 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
memory. Right now, this includes AddressSanitizer and UbSan, which
are supported in newer versions of GCC and Clang. Closes ticket
+ - Authorities now assign the Guard flag to the fastest 25% of the
+ network (it used to be the fastest 50%). Also raise the consensus
+ weight that guarantees the Guard flag from 250 to 2000. For the
+ current network, this results in about 1100 guards, down from 2500.
+ This step paves the way for moving the number of entry guards
+ down to 1 (proposal 236) while still providing reasonable expected
+ performance for most users. Implements ticket 12690.
o Minor features (security, memory management):
- Memory allocation tricks (mempools and buffer freelists) are now
@@ -184,15 +193,6 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
on most platforms, and a similar feature in OpenSSL exacerbated
exploitation of the Heartbleed attack. Resolves ticket 11476.
- o Minor features:
- - Authorities now assign the Guard flag to the fastest 25% of the
- network (it used to be the fastest 50%). Also raise the consensus
- weight that guarantees the Guard flag from 250 to 2000. For the
- current network, this results in about 1100 guards, down from 2500.
- This step paves the way for moving the number of entry guards
- down to 1 (proposal 236) while still providing reasonable expected
- performance for most users. Implements ticket 12690.
o Minor features (bridge client):
- Report a more useful failure message when we can't connect to a
bridge because we don't have the right pluggable transport
@@ -350,40 +350,56 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
pf.conf(5) manual page for information on configuring pf to use
divert-to rules. Closes ticket 10896; patch from Dana Koch.
- o Minor features (other):
+ o Minor features (client):
- Add a new option, PredictedPortsRelevanceTime, to control how long
after having received a request to connect to a given port Tor
will try to keep circuits ready in anticipation of future requests
for that port. Patch from "unixninja92"; implements ticket 9176.
+ o Minor features (interface):
- Generate a warning if any ports are listed in the SocksPolicy,
DirPolicy, AuthDirReject, AuthDirInvalid, AuthDirBadDir, or
AuthDirBadExit options. (These options only support address
ranges.) Fixes part of ticket 11108.
+ o Minor features (kernel API usage):
- Use the SOCK_NONBLOCK socket type, if supported, to open nonblocking
sockets in a single system call. Implements ticket 5129.
+ o Minor features (diagnostic):
- Log current accounting state (bytes sent and received + remaining
time for the current accounting period) in the relay's heartbeat
message. Implements ticket 5526; patch from Peter Retzlaff.
+ o Minor features (controller):
- Implement the TRANSPORT_LAUNCHED control port event that
notifies controllers about new launched pluggable
transports. Resolves ticket 5609.
+ o Minor features (performance):
- If we're using the pure-C 32-bit curve25519_donna implementation
of curve25519, build it with the -fomit-frame-pointer option to
make it go faster on register-starved hosts. This improves our
handshake performance by about 6% on i386 hosts without nacl.
Closes ticket 8109.
- o Minor bugfixes:
+ o Minor bugfixes (tools):
- Disable the sandbox name resolver cache when running tor-resolve:
tor-resolve doesn't use the sandbox code, and turning it on was
breaking attempts to do tor-resolve on a non-default server on
Linux. Fixes bug 13295; bugfix on 0.2.5.3-alpha.
+ o Minor bugfixes (compilation):
- Compile correctly with builds and forks of OpenSSL (such as
LibreSSL) that disable compression. Fixes bug 12602; bugfix on
0.2.1.1-alpha. Patch from "dhill".
+ o Minor bugfixes (Directory server):
- No longer accept malformed http headers when parsing urls from
headers. Now we reply with Bad Request ("400"). Fixes bug 2767;
bugfix on 0.0.6pre1.
+ o Minor bugfixes (misc code correctness):
- In munge_extrainfo_into_routerinfo(), check the return value of
memchr(). This would have been a serious issue if we ever passed
it a non-extrainfo. Fixes bug 8791; bugfix on 0.2.0.6-alpha. Patch
@@ -392,6 +408,8 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
platform where time_t is unsigned, correct the way that
microdesc_add_to_cache() handles negative time arguments.
Fixes bug 8042; bugfix on 0.2.3.1-alpha.
+ o Minor bugfixes (interface):
- Reject relative control socket paths and emit a warning. Previously,
single-component control socket paths would be rejected, but Tor
would not log why it could not validate the config. Fixes bug 9258;
@@ -421,7 +439,7 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
but ScrambleSuit will soon become the first one.) Fixes bug 9162;
bugfix on 0.2.0.3-alpha. Based on a patch from "rl1987".
- o Minor bugfixes (build):
+ o Minor bugfixes (compilation):
- Restore the ability to compile Tor with V2_HANDSHAKE_SERVER
turned off (that is, without support for v2 link handshakes). Fixes
bug 4677; bugfix on 0.2.3.2-alpha. Patch from "piet".
@@ -569,6 +587,8 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
- Squelch a spurious LD_BUG message "No origin circuit for
successful SOCKS stream" in certain hidden service failure cases;
fixes bug 10616.
+ - Downgrade the severity of the 'unexpected sendme cell from client'
+ from 'warn' to 'protocol warning'. Closes ticket 8093.
o Minor bugfixes (misc code correctness):
- Fix various instances of undefined behavior in channeltls.c,
@@ -724,8 +744,6 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
- Use a doubly-linked list to implement the global circuit list.
Resolves ticket 9108. Patch from Marek Majkowski.
- Remove contrib/id_to_fp.c since it wasn't used anywhere.
- o Code simplifications and refactoring:
- Remove constants and tests for PKCS1 padding; it's insecure and
shouldn't be used for anything new. Fixes bug 8792; patch
from Arlo Breault.
@@ -785,10 +803,6 @@ Changes in version 0.2.5.9 - 2014-10-2x
the maximum client name length is 16, not 19. Fixes bug 11118;
bugfix on 0.2.1.6-alpha.
- o Downgraded warnings:
- - Downgrade the severity of the 'unexpected sendme cell from client'
- from 'warn' to 'protocol warning'. Closes ticket 8093.
o Package cleanup:
- The contrib directory has been sorted and tidied. Before, it was
an unsorted dumping ground for useful and not-so-useful things.
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