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CVE-2011-2778

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Overview

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in Tor before 0.2.2.35 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code by (1) establishing a SOCKS connection to SocksPort or (2) leveraging a SOCKS proxy configuration.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-12
Posted Jan 24, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-12 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Tor, the most severe of which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 0.2.2.35 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2011-2768, CVE-2011-2769, CVE-2011-2778
MD5 | e30d870a6b466a94a07d56280c2886db
TOR Virtual Network Tunneling Tool 0.2.2.35
Posted Dec 18, 2011
Authored by Roger Dingledine | Site tor.eff.org

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. It provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Individuals can use it to keep remote Websites from tracking them and their family members. They can also use it to connect to resources such as news sites or instant messaging services that are blocked by their local Internet service providers (ISPs).

Changes: This release fixes a critical heap overflow security issue in Tor's buffers code. Absolutely everybody should upgrade. The bug relied on an incorrect calculation when making data continuous in one of the IO buffers, if the first chunk of the buffer was misaligned by just the wrong amount. The miscalculation would allow an attacker to overflow a piece of heap-allocated memory. Various other fixes and enhancements are included in this release.
tags | tool, remote, local, peer2peer
systems | unix
advisories | CVE-2011-2778
MD5 | dcecf699c4b929319d5f1ce0358d4835
Debian Security Advisory 2363-1
Posted Dec 16, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2363-1 - It was discovered that Tor, an online privacy tool, incorrectly computes buffer sizes in certain cases involving SOCKS connections. Malicious parties could use this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2011-2778
MD5 | ea0f17e3e4a66f8ea54d05fff8a7452a
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