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[SECURITY] [DSA 2993-1] tor security update Jul 31 2014 10:34AM
Salvatore Bonaccorso (carnil debian org)
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2993-1 security (at) debian (dot) org [email concealed]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Peter Palfrader
July 31, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : tor
CVE ID : CVE-2014-5117

Several issues have been discovered in Tor, a connection-based
low-latency anonymous communication system, resulting in information
leaks.

o Relay-early cells could be used by colluding relays on the network to
tag user circuits and so deploy traffic confirmation attacks
[CVE-2014-5117]. The updated version emits a warning and drops the
circuit upon receiving inbound relay-early cells, preventing this
specific kind of attack. Please consult the following advisory for
more details about this issue:

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-security-advisory-relay-early-traff
ic-confirmation-attack

o A bug in the bounds-checking in the 32-bit curve25519-donna
implementation could cause incorrect results on 32-bit
implementations when certain malformed inputs were used along with a
small class of private ntor keys. This flaw does not currently
appear to allow an attacker to learn private keys or impersonate a
Tor server, but it could provide a means to distinguish 32-bit Tor
implementations from 64-bit Tor implementations.

The following additional security-related improvements have been
implemented:

o As a client, the new version will effectively stop using CREATE_FAST
cells. While this adds computational load on the network, this
approach can improve security on connections where Tor's circuit
handshake is stronger than the available TLS connection security
levels.

o Prepare clients to use fewer entry guards by honoring the consensus
parameters. The following article provides some background:

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/improving-tors-anonymity-changing-guard
-parameters

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.2.4.23-1~deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.4.23-1.

For the experimental distribution, these problems have been fixed in
version 0.2.5.6-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: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce (at) lists.debian (dot) org [email concealed]
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