[tor-talk] "EVIL bug" Linux Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.35-8)
nickm at alum.mit.edu
Mon Mar 19 15:52:46 UTC 2012
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM, <ming at tormail.net> wrote:
> On March 18th, 2012 Anonymous said:
> "There is an EVIL bug in at least the Linux start-tor-browser script. See
> A simple error with a simple fix.
> It will log things like domain names to a file in the root of the browser
> Wow, Anonymous! Wow, what an amazing, "bug".
> Linux users, check your Tor Browser Bundle install directory for the file:
> "vidalia-debug-log" and examine it.
> Is a new version with a fix in the works?
It seems that a fix was merged yesterday: see
I bet there will be new TBBs out very soon.
In the meantime, Linux users should delete vidalia-debug-log and
symlink it to /dev/null. (Haven't tested that, but it should work:
% ln -sf /dev/null /path/to/vidalia-debug-log
% ls -l /path/to/vidalia-debug-log
lrwxr-xr-x 1 username username 9 Mar 19 11:53 vidalia-debug-log
IMO, this is a really good reason for us to move to getting enough
automation done so we can have nightly TBB builds and catch this kind
of thing *before* actual releases come out.
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