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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3741-1 (tor - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that Tor, a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system, may read one byte past a buffer when parsing hidden service descriptors. This issue may enable a hostile hidden service to crash Tor clients depending on hardening options and malloc implementation.

Affected Software

Affected Software

tor on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5.12-4. For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.9.8-2. We recommend that you upgrade your tor packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)