Tor 0.2.8.10 is released
There's a new stable version of Tor!
Tor 0.2.8.10 backports a fix for a bug that would sometimes make clients unusable after they left standby mode. It also backports fixes for a few portability issues and a small but problematic memory leak.
You can download the source from the usual place on the website. Packages should be available over the next several days, including a TorBrowser release around December 14. Remember to check the signatures!
Below are the changes since 0.2.8.9.
Changes in version 0.2.8.10 - 2016-12-02
- Major bugfixes (client reliability, backport from 0.2.9.5-alpha):
- When Tor leaves standby because of a new application request, open circuits as needed to serve that request. Previously, we would potentially wait a very long time. Fixes part of bug 19969; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha.
- Major bugfixes (client performance, backport from 0.2.9.5-alpha):
- Clients now respond to new application stream requests immediately when they arrive, rather than waiting up to one second before starting to handle them. Fixes part of bug 19969; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha.
- Minor bugfixes (portability, backport from 0.2.9.6-rc):
- Work around a bug in the OSX 10.12 SDK that would prevent us from successfully targeting earlier versions of OSX. Resolves ticket 20235.
- Minor bugfixes (portability, backport from 0.2.9.5-alpha):
- Fix implicit conversion warnings under OpenSSL 1.1. Fixes bug 20551; bugfix on 0.2.1.1-alpha.
- Minor bugfixes (relay, backport from 0.2.9.5-alpha):
- Work around a memory leak in OpenSSL 1.1 when encoding public keys. Fixes bug 20553; bugfix on 0.0.2pre8.
- Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the November 3 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country database.