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TOR Tor 0.2.8.5-rc is released

Discussion in 'TOR | TAILS' started by survivalmonkey, Jul 7, 2016.


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    Tor 0.2.8.5-rc has been released! You can download the source from the Tor website. Packages should be available over the next week or so.

    Tor 0.2.8.5-rc is the second release candidate in the Tor 0.2.8 series. If we find no new bugs or regressions here, the first stable 0.2.8 release will be identical to it. It has a few small bugfixes against previous versions.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a release candidate. We think that we solved all of the showstopper bugs, but we also thought the same thing about 0.2.8.4-rc: crucial bugs may remain. Please only run this release if you're willing to test and find bugs. If no showstopper bugs are found, we'll be putting out 0.2.8.6 as a stable release.

    Changes in version 0.2.8.5-rc - 2016-07-07

    • Directory authority changes:
      • Urras is no longer a directory authority. Closes ticket 19271.
    • Major bugfixes (heartbeat):
      • Fix a regression that would crash Tor when the periodic "heartbeat" log messages were disabled. Fixes bug 19454; bugfix on tor-0.2.8.1-alpha. Reported by "kubaku".
    • Minor features (build):
      • Tor now again builds with the recent OpenSSL 1.1 development branch (tested against 1.1.0-pre6-dev). Closes ticket 19499.
      • When building manual pages, set the timezone to "UTC", so that the output is reproducible. Fixes bug 19558; bugfix on 0.2.2.9-alpha. Patch from intrigeri.
    • Minor bugfixes (fallback directory selection):
      • Avoid errors during fallback selection if there are no eligible fallbacks. Fixes bug 19480; bugfix on 0.2.8.3-alpha. Patch by teor.
    • Minor bugfixes (IPv6, microdescriptors):
      • Don't check node addresses when we only have a routerstatus. This allows IPv6-only clients to bootstrap by fetching microdescriptors from fallback directory mirrors. (The microdescriptor consensus has no IPv6 addresses in it.) Fixes bug 19608; bugfix on 0.2.8.2-alpha.
    • Minor bugfixes (logging):
      • Reduce pointlessly verbose log messages when directory servers can't be found. Fixes bug 18849; bugfix on 0.2.8.3-alpha and 0.2.8.1-alpha. Patch by teor.
      • When a fallback directory changes its fingerprint from the hard- coded fingerprint, log a less severe, more explanatory log message. Fixes bug 18812; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha. Patch by teor.
    • Minor bugfixes (Linux seccomp2 sandboxing):
      • Allow statistics to be written to disk when "Sandbox 1" is enabled. Fixes bugs 19556 and 19957; bugfix on 0.2.5.1-alpha and 0.2.6.1-alpha respectively.
    • Minor bugfixes (user interface):
      • Remove a warning message "Service [scrubbed] not found after descriptor upload". This message appears when one uses HSPOST control command to upload a service descriptor. Since there is only a descriptor and no service, showing this message is pointless and confusing. Fixes bug 19464; bugfix on 0.2.7.2-alpha.
    • Fallback directory list:
      • Add a comment to the generated fallback directory list that explains how to comment out unsuitable fallbacks in a way that's compatible with the stem fallback parser.
      • Update fallback whitelist and blacklist based on relay operator emails. Blacklist unsuitable (non-working, over-volatile) fallbacks. Resolves ticket 19071. Patch by teor.
      • Update hard-coded fallback list to remove unsuitable fallbacks. Resolves ticket 19071. Patch by teor.

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