Fedora 17 : tor- (2013-3773)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65671


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Significant package cleanup, including :

- remove dependency on fedora-usermgmt

- merge tor-core, tor-systemd and torify into previously empty tor package

- remove unnecessary /var/run/tor

- disallow group read for /var/log/tor

- use --defaults-torrc as recommended by upstream

- increase LimitNOFILE in tor.service from 4096 to 32768

- torify subpackage should depend on torsocks not tsocks (#908569) Fix outstanding security issues, plus package cleanup torify subpackage should depend on torsocks not tsocks

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tor package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65671

File Name: fedora_2013-3773.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/25

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tor, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5573

FEDORA: 2013-3773