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Tor Fixes Security Issues That Could Be Used by Attackers to Crash Hidden Services and Clients

posted onApril 7, 2015
by l33tdawg

A new version of the popular Tor software that enables anonymous communication between computers around the world was released today, April 7, in order to fix two security issues discovered in the previous versions.

Tor is a very important update, as it fixes two security issues that could be used by an attacker to either crash hidden services or clients visiting the respective hidden services.

As such, an issue that could cause halting of a hidden service by triggering an assertion failure via a malicious client has been fixed, as well as a bug that could caused a client to crash with an assertion failure if a malformed hidden service descriptor was parsed.



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