GLSA-201507-02 : Tor: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84556
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-02 (Tor: Denial of Service)
Tor does not handle data correctly when specifically crafted data is sent, and also fails to properly verify a descriptor provided by a hidden service directory.
A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition in both a Tor client or a Tor server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Tor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/tor-0.2.6.7'