Fedora 22: tor Security Update

    Date21 Apr 2015
    CategoryFedora
    98
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Update to upstream release 0.2.5.12. Update to upstream release 0.2.5.11.
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2015-5890
    2015-04-09 15:30:34
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    Name        : tor
    Product     : Fedora 22
    Version     : 0.2.5.12
    Release     : 1.fc22
    URL         : https://www.torproject.org
    Summary     : Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (The onion router)
    Description :
    Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.
    
    Applications connect to the local Tor proxy using the SOCKS protocol. The
    local proxy chooses a path through a set of relays, in which each relay
    knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing down
    the circuit is unwrapped by a symmetric key at each relay, which reveals
    the downstream relay.
    
    Warnings: Tor does no protocol cleaning.  That means there is a danger
    that application protocols and associated programs can be induced to
    reveal information about the initiator. Tor depends on Privoxy and
    similar protocol cleaners to solve this problem. This is alpha code,
    and is even more likely than released code to have anonymity-spoiling
    bugs. The present network is very small -- this further reduces the
    strength of the anonymity provided. Tor is not presently suitable for
    high-stakes anonymity.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    Update to upstream release 0.2.5.12.
    Update to upstream release 0.2.5.11.
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    References:
    
      [ 1 ] Bug #1209804 - CVE-2015-2928 CVE-2015-2929 tor: multiple issues fixed in the new upstream releases
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1209804
      [ 2 ] Bug #1204773 - CVE-2015-2688 CVE-2015-2689 tor: security fixes in 0.2.4.26 and 0.2.5.11
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1204773
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    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
    su -c 'yum update tor' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
    All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
    GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
    https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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