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Title    Tor Browser 7.0.3 is Released (Major Security Bugfix Release for Linux Users Only)
Date    Tuesday August 01 2017, @08:52AM
Author    takyon
Topic   
from the click-our-summary's-specially-crafted-URLs dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/08/01/0732242

An Anonymous Coward writes:

"This release features an important security update to Tor Browser for Linux users. On Linux systems with GVfs/GIO support Firefox allows to bypass proxy settings as it ships a whitelist of supported protocols. Once an affected user navigates to a specially crafted URL the operating system may directly connect to the remote host, bypassing Tor Browser. Tails and Whonix users, and users of our sandboxed Tor Browser are unaffected, though."


Original Submission

Links

  1. "release" - https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-703-released
  2. "important security update" - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23044
  3. "Tor Browser" - https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en
  4. "GVfs/GIO" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVfs
  5. "Tails" - https://tails.boum.org/
  6. "Whonix" - https://www.whonix.org/
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=21529

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