[tor-talk] Tor is out

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sat Aug 10 23:48:15 UTC 2013

Tor is the second release candidate for the Tor 0.2.4.x
series. It fixes several crash bugs in the 0.2.4 branch.


Changes in version - 2013-08-10
  o Major bugfixes:
    - Fix a bug in the voting algorithm that could yield incorrect results
      when a non-naming authority declared too many flags. Fixes bug 9200;
      bugfix on
    - Fix an uninitialized read that could in some cases lead to a remote
      crash while parsing INTRODUCE 1 cells. Bugfix on
      Anybody running a hidden service on the experimental 0.2.4.x
      branch should upgrade. (This is, so far as we know, unrelated to
      the recent news.)
    - Avoid an assertion failure when processing DNS replies without the
      answer types we expected. Fixes bug 9337; bugfix on
    - Avoid a crash when using --hash-password. Fixes bug 9295; bugfix on Found by stem integration tests.

  o Minor bugfixes:
    - Fix an invalid memory read that occured when a pluggable
      transport proxy failed its configuration protocol.
      Fixes bug 9288; bugfix on
    - When evaluating whether to use a connection that we haven't
      decided is canonical using a recent link protocol version,
      decide that it's canonical only if it used address _does_
      match the desired address. Fixes bug 9309; bugfix on Reported by skruffy.
    - Make the default behavior of NumDirectoryGuards be to track
      NumEntryGuards. Now a user who changes only NumEntryGuards will get
      the behavior she expects. Fixes bug 9354; bugfix on
    - Fix a spurious compilation warning with some older versions of
      GCC on FreeBSD. Fixes bug 9254; bugfix on

  o Minor features:
    - Update to the July 3 2013 Maxmind GeoLite Country database.

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