GLSA 200606-04 Tor: Several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/07/2006 09:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Tor: Several vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Tor: Several vulnerabilities
Date: June 07, 2006
Bugs: #134329
ID: 200606-04

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Synopsis
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Tor is vulnerable to a possible buffer overflow, a Denial of Service,
information disclosure and information leak.

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; 0.1.1.20 gt;= 0.1.1.20

Description
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Some integer overflows exist when adding elements to the smartlists.
Non-printable characters received from the network are not properly
sanitised before being logged. There are additional unspecified bugs in
the directory server and in the internal circuits.

Impact
======

The possible buffer overflow may allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code on the server by sending large inputs. The other
vulnerabilities can lead to a Denial of Service, a lack of logged
information, or some information disclosure.

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 version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/tor-0.1.1.20"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0414
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0414
[ 2 ] Tor ChangeLog
http://tor.eff.org/cvs/tor/ChangeLog

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-200606-04.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 2006 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/2.5



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