Debian Security Advisory
DLA-754-1 tor -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Dec 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1254.
- More information:
It was discovered that Tor, a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system, may read one byte past a buffer when parsing hidden service descriptors. This issue may enable a hostile hidden service to crash Tor clients depending on hardening options and malloc implementation.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.4.27-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your tor packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS