[tor-talk] Tor 0.4.5.5-rc is released
nickm at torproject.org
Mon Feb 1 21:04:05 UTC 2021
There's a new Tor release candidate! We think this will be the last
one before 0.4.5.x is stable.
The source code is available from the download page at
https://www.torproject.org/download/tor/ ; if you build Tor from
source, why not give it a try? And if you don't build Tor from source,
packages should be ready over the coming days, with a Tor Browser
alpha release likely in the coming week.
Here's what's new:
Changes in version 0.4.5.5-rc - 2021-02-01
Tor 0.4.5.5-rc is the third release candidate in its series. We're
coming closer and closer to a stable release series. This release
fixes an annoyance with address detection code, and somewhat mitigates
an ongoing denial-of-service attack.
We anticipate no more code changes between this and the stable
release, though of course that could change.
o Major feature (exit):
- Re-entry into the network is now denied at the Exit level to all
relays' ORPorts and authorities' ORPorts and DirPorts. This change
should help mitgate a set of denial-of-service attacks. Closes
o Minor bugfixes (relay, configuration):
- Don't attempt to discover our address (IPv4 or IPv6) if no ORPort
for it can be found in the configuration. Fixes bug 40254; bugfix
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