GLSA 201101-02: Tor: Remote heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 01/15/2011 11:08 AM

A Tor security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201101-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Tor: Remote heap-based buffer overflow
Date: January 15, 2011
Bugs: #349312
ID: 201101-02

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Synopsis
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Tor is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow that may allow
arbitrary code execution.

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 < 0.2.1.28 >= 0.2.1.28

Description
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Tor contains a heap-based buffer overflow in the processing of user or
attacker supplied data. No additional information is available.

Impact
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Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an
unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the Tor user, or to cause a Denial of Service.

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 stable version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/tor-0.2.1.28"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1676
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1676

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-201101-02.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2011 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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