Debian: DSA-3694-1: tor security update

    Date18 Oct 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It has been discovered that Tor treats the contents of some buffer chunks as if they were a NUL-terminated string. This issue could enable a remote attacker to crash a Tor client, hidden service, relay, or authority.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3694-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    October 18, 2016                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tor
    CVE ID         : not yet available
    
    It has been discovered that Tor treats the contents of some buffer
    chunks as if they were a NUL-terminated string.  This issue could
    enable a remote attacker to crash a Tor client, hidden service, relay,
    or authority.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.2.5.12-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.2.8.9-1.
    
    For the experimental distribution, this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.2.9.4-alpha-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your tor packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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