Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3694-1 tor -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8860.
- More information:
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.