Tor: Several vulnerabilities — GLSA 200606-04

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

Affected Packages

net-misc/tor on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.1.1.20
Unaffected versions >= 0.1.1.20, revision >= 0.1.0.18

Background

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

Description

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Tor users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-misc/tor

References

Release Date
June 07, 2006

Latest Revision
September 05, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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