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From: <updates <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora 18 Update: tor-
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.package.announce
Date: Saturday 16th March 2013 01:39:42 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Fedora Update Notification
2013-03-05 22:37:10

Name        : tor
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     :
Release     : 1802.fc18
URL         : https://www.torproject.org
Summary     : Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (The onion router)
Description :
Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.

Applications connect to the local Tor proxy using the SOCKS protocol. The
local proxy chooses a path through a set of relays, in which each relay
knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing down
the circuit is unwrapped by a symmetric key at each relay, which reveals
the downstream relay.

Warnings: Tor does no protocol cleaning.  That means there is a danger
that application protocols and associated programs can be induced to
reveal information about the initiator. Tor depends on Privoxy and
similar protocol cleaners to solve this problem. This is alpha code,
and is even more likely than released code to have anonymity-spoiling
bugs. The present network is very small -- this further reduces the
strength of the anonymity provided. Tor is not presently suitable for
high-stakes anonymity.

Update Information:

Update for security and massive revamp of spec
Fix outstanding security issues, plus package cleanup
torify subpackage should depend on torsocks not tsocks

* Mon Mar  4 2013 Jamie Nguyen  -
- add missing %{?dist}
- cleanup systemd macros
- remove unnecessary Requires on logrotate directory
- change permissions of the following files/directories:
  /var/log/tor should be owned by toranon:toranon with 0700 permissions;
  /var/lib/tor should be owned by toranon:toranon with 0700 permissions;
  /etc/tor/torrc should be owned by root:root with 0644 permissions;
- remove dependency on fedora-usermgmt as it has been queued for obsoletion
  from Fedora
- add users and groups without forcing use of uid=19 as it is not
  available, nor is it required or expected by upstream
- do not remove users/groups in %postun as the guidelines state:
- remove tor-upstart subpackage as upstart is no longer installable within
  Fedora and renders the subpackage obsolete
- amend logrotate file to match closer with upstream defaults, and removing
  references to several obsolete init systems
- move the tor-core subpackage back into the main tor package to match
  expectations and user expectations (ie, yum install tor)
- move the tor-systemd subpackage back into the main tor package:
  the main tor package has a hard requirement on tor-systemd, so there is
  purpose for keeping tor-systemd separate from the main package
- remove "Requires: tor-systemd"
- move the torify subpackage back into the main tor package to match
  expectations and user expectations (ie, yum install tor)
- remove the logic separating the documentation files for tor and torify,
  which is now no longer needed
- use --docdir option when running %configure
- after moving the tor-systemd and torify subpackages back into the main
  package, the %with_noarch macro and the associated conditionals are no
  longer used so remove them
- split username global variable into separate toruser and torgroup global
  variables to improve spec flexibility and ease of comprehension, as well
  as matching how upstream have written their spec
- use --with-tor-user=%toruser and --with-tor-group=%torgroup options when
  running %configure, as recommended by upstream
- remove all modifications to the default tor configuration file so that we
  can stick more closely to upstream defaults
- add /usr/share/tor/defaults-torrc file, which only contains two options:
    DataDirectory /var/lib/tor
    User toranon
    Log notice syslog
- when starting the tor service, use the following options as recommended
  upstream: --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/defaults-torrc -f
- take a more cautious approach in the %files section and specify filenames
  more explicitly rather than using wildcards, which also makes it easier
  see the contents of the package
- the /var/run/tor directory is not needed so remove it, which also fixes
  bug #656707
- use %_localstatedir instead of %_var
- add some useful comments about the Obsoletes/Provides/Requires
- add comments about tor.logrotate, tor.defaults-torrc and
- remove unnecessary custom LDFLAGS
- increase LimitNOFILE in tor.service from 4096 to 32768, as advised by
  upstream: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8368#comment:4
- remove unused files in git (verinfo and lastver)
- change URL to HTTPS
- remove TODO as it doesn't contain any useful information
- disallow group read for /var/log/tor
* Thu Feb  7 2013 Jamie Nguyen  -
- torify subpackage should depend on torsocks not tsocks (#908569)
* Wed Feb  6 2013 Jamie Nguyen  -
- add additional %configure options for user and group
- add --defaults-torrc to systemd service to make sure sane defaults are
  unless explicitly overridden
- remove unnecessary BuildRoot tag
- remove unnecessary rm -rf RPM_BUILD_ROOT
- remove unnecessary %clean section
- remove unnecessary defattr's
- fix Requires for torify subpackage
- update scriptlets to latest systemd guidelines
- aesthetic changes to the SPEC for clarity and readability
- remove changelog entry from different branch

  [ 1 ] Bug #880310 - CVE-2012-5573 tor: denial of service when handling
SENDME cells

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update tor' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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