GLSA 200506-18: Tor: Information disclosure
Posted on: 06/22/2005 04:48 AM

A Tor security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Tor: Information disclosure
Date: June 21, 2005
Bugs: #96320
ID: 200506-18

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Synopsis
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A flaw in Tor may allow the disclosure of arbitrary memory portions.

Background
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Tor is an implementation of second generation Onion Routing, a connection-oriented anonymizing communication service.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/tor lt; 0.0.9.10 gt;= 0.0.9.10

Description
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A bug in Tor allows attackers to view arbitrary memory contents from an exit server's process space.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit the memory disclosure to gain sensitive information and possibly even private keys.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Tor users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/tor-0.0.9.10"

References
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[ 1 ] Tor Security Announcement
http://archives.seul.org/or/announce/Jun-2005/msg00001.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-18.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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