Tor Browser 6.0.2 is released

Tor Browser 6.0.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

Tor Browser 6.0.2 is a fixup release to address the most pressing issues we found after switching to Firefox 45.2.0esr.

In particular, we resolved a possible crash bug visible e.g. on Faceboook or mega.nz and we fixed the broken PDF download button in the PDF reader.

Note: In version 6.0 we started code signing the OS X bundle for Gatekeeper support. A side effect of this signature is that it makes it harder to compare the bundles we ship with the bundles produced using reproducible builds, therefore we plan to post instructions for removing the OS X code signing parts on our website soon. An other effect is that the incremental update will not be working for users who installed the previous version using the .dmg file, due to bug 19410. The internal updater should still work, though, doing a complete update.

Update (June 23, 12:38 UTC): We have still some users that report crashes on Facebook and mega.nz. We suspect this happens because those users are not using Tor Browser in its default configuration but have left the Private Browsing Mode. There are at least two workarounds for this: 1) Using a clean new Tor Browser 6.0.2 (including a new profile) solves the problem. 2) As files cached by those websites in the Tor Browser profile are causing the crashes, deleting them helps as well. See bug 19400 for more details in this regard.

Here is the full changelog since 6.0.1:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Torbutton to 1.9.5.5
    • Bug 19401: Fix broken PDF download button
    • Bug 19411: Don't show update icon if a partial update failed
    • Bug 19400: Back out GCC bug workaround to avoid asmjs crash
  • Windows
    • Bug 19348: Adapt to more than one build target on Windows (fixes updates)
  • Linux
    • Bug 19276: Disable Xrender due to possible performance regressions
Anonymous

June 24, 2016

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Hi tor blog.

Notice for future upgrade to Firefox 46.
Since Firefox was updated to version 46.x, its menus, panels, address and search bars, cannot take the colors that user has modified to default theme on Linux Mint 17 (Mate), at least.
Ie, menus, panels and url bars always are white color, after Firefox was Updated to v46.

Anonymous

June 24, 2016

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Still repeatedly http://khamakarpress.com/ page freezes.
But not on latest ordinary firefox, chrome and Midori browser

never extract HTML5 canvas clicked.

UBUNTU 64 Bit.

Thanks,

Mohammed

Anonymous

June 25, 2016

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"A program linked with older NSS 3.x shared libraries will work with NSS 3.24 shared libraries without recompiling or relinking." by Mozilla. So what is wrong in using the latest stable NSS with Tor Browser?

Anonymous

June 26, 2016

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Tor 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 don't work at all on my linux machine running backtrack. It always worked before these two updates and now when i install them it simply does nothing. You click the setup tor icon and it does nothing but changes to the correct tor browser icon. Thats it!

What is going on with this, i can run my server without tor!

Before anyone asks, I'm not running trusteer or any firewall or any virus software, don't have duplicate tor files of tor on the system as I've even gone as far as RE-INSTALLING my server. Can someone please look into this for me.

64bit
backtrack R5

I get no errors and not even the tor connecting window. Nothing shows in task managers and when i try to uninstall tor via command line it says its not installed.

Please help asap.

Thanks

Anonymous

June 26, 2016

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For people having trouble with Tor Browser above version 5.5.5 not running on Windows 7 64bit, this worked for me. Click START, All programs, Trusteer Endpoint Protection, click 'Stop Trusteer Endpoint Protection'. Install Tor Browser 6.0.2 as normal and then start Tor Browser, should then start ok. Now click START, All programs, Trusteer Endpoint Protection, click 'Start Trusteer Endpoint Protection'. Should all run ok now as it did for me. Hope it works for others that are having trouble like I was. (Tor Version 5.5.5 was fine)

Anonymous

June 26, 2016

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BUG : same webmail 2 sessions.
I open one with noscript allowed minimum, the second (open in a new tab) has copied the same setting.
I do not wish that : every session must be independent !
(gnu_x64)

Anonymous

June 26, 2016

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I have been using the Tor 6.0.1 Completely fine. But once I updated everything went bad. Super bad performance. Whole computer gets slow. I'm pretty sure its a problem with Firefox update because Firefox does the same thing. Sadly every time I downgrade to get things working. It automatically updates without my confirmation even though I turned off the auto update feature completely. I think this might also only be a Linux problem. I'm running Arch Linux. Anyone with same problem?

Anonymous

June 26, 2016

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Why does ipcheck still tell me "You are using Tor, but your browser profile differs from the recommended."

The site has never failed to keep up with the client before, so what exactly is going on?

Anonymous

June 27, 2016

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I can not start my tor-browser above version 6. This is the system statement:
":~/tor-browser_pl_60$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop --verbose
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/admin2/tor-browser_pl_60/Browser/libxul.so:
/home/admin2/tor-browser_pl_60/Browser/libxul.so: undefined symbol: gdk_window_g
Couldn't load XPCOM."
I have: 'Linux Ubu94 2.6.32-74-generic #142-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 28 10:02:35 UTC 2
on VirtualBox
Pelase help.

1Pomoc 2Zapisz 3Mark 4Replac 5Copy 6Move 7Szukaj 8Delete 9PullDn10Kończ

Distribution: :~$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

Anonymous

June 27, 2016

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I just updated to 6.0.2, and the Onion menu no longer displays the current Tor circuit, nor does the "New Tor Circuit" option seem to be working. Have I accidentally set something wrong?

There is a lengthy series of messages that show up when I open the browser console. Some obviously are not error messages, others may be, but I don't have the expertise to decipher them. Is there somewhere I can go to figure out what they're telling me?

No, the problem doesn't go away when closing and restarting the Tor Browser.

Everything was fine until I upgraded yesterday. Now, when I click on the Onion menu, what's shown is this:

Tor circuit for this site:

(example.com):

o example A
|
o example B
|
o example C

Don't bother any further with my inquiry. I concluded Tor must have somehow become corrupted, so I uninstalled it and then reinstalled the new version. Everything works fine now!

Anonymous

June 28, 2016

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Why TBB 6.0.2 is using an old geoip database?
Is "December 1 2015" still up to date?

Anonymous

June 28, 2016

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this version overwrites all files' mtime and atime, and I mean *all* files including saved pages and stuff in Downloads folder - all files are now modified on 2016-06-22 04:55 (the time i upgraded). to my knowledge this is the first time an update does such thing.

Anonymous

June 28, 2016

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It was bad idea to update it from version 38... it was so stable. Now it crashes. Every hour. With segmentation fault. All versions from 45, including latest.
I use Gentoo and torbrowser hardened from overlay. And you removed version 38 from overlay, so I can't downgrade....

Anonymous

June 30, 2016

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One of the "Tor circuits for this site" is
"Unknown country".

Clearly a geoIP database can never be perfect and it is reported that the stable Tor version is using an older Dec '15 edition of the data, and there are probably ways a rogue can hide behind a proxy but statistically isn't a rogue node more likely to get "Unknown country" than good nodes are?

Is there any extra scrutiny it can get?

Thank you.

Anonymous

July 01, 2016

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Many years of problem: the scrolling keys Page Up / Page Down. Scrolling down is only possible by pressing the Space.

Anonymous

July 01, 2016

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Request since auto-updates have dependencies:

Please, could simple hashes for the Win downloads be published again (in an obvious place)?

Much easier to compare the result from different visits as a verification of correct unaltered file.

The GPG thing is great but much more complex and other drawbacks.

Thanks for considering.

Anonymous

July 02, 2016

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This is the 4th time TOR has updated itself on start up with this version AFTER i chose the Do Not Update option. Updates are forced, even if shut off!

Anonymous

July 02, 2016

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Bug or a feature?

Long time ago if you did copy a word into the clipboard and then made new indentity, the clipboard was empty.

Now it's not empty anymore. I this wanted? Ty!

gk: sorry cant remember when it was, more than 1 year for sure. i guess i wrote about this on the tor blog i thought that time it was a bug and not a feature. if i remember correct someone answered me that this is not a bug

I've seen this behavior, too. Trying to remember when, I think I remember around spring 2015 trying to copy the address from a webpage and then get a new identity, and was frustrated that the address wasn't on the clipboard anymore when Tor Browser restarted.