Tor was released last week!

by nickm | May 26, 2017

Hello! This release came out 11 days ago, but since the blog was down at the time, I was only able to announce on the tor-announce@ mailing list. Nevertheless, I'm copying it here in case anyone didn't see it.

Tor fixes a medium-severity security bug in earlier versions of Tor 0.3.0.x, where an attacker could cause a Tor relay process to exit. Relays running earlier versions of Tor 0.3.0.x should upgrade; clients are not affected.

If you build Tor from source, you can find it at the usual place on the website. Packages should be ready over the next weeks.

Changes in version - 2017-05-15

  • Major bugfixes (hidden service directory, security):
    • Fix an assertion failure in the hidden service directory code, which could be used by an attacker to remotely cause a Tor relay process to exit. Relays running earlier versions of Tor 0.3.0.x should upgrade. This security issue is tracked as TROVE-2017-002. Fixes bug 22246; bugfix on
  • Minor features:
    • Update geoip and geoip6 to the May 2 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country database.
  • Minor features (future-proofing):
    • Tor no longer refuses to download microdescriptors or descriptors if they are listed as "published in the future". This change will eventually allow us to stop listing meaningful "published" dates in microdescriptor consensuses, and thereby allow us to reduce the resources required to download consensus diffs by over 50%. Implements part of ticket 21642; implements part of proposal 275.
  • Minor bugfixes (Linux seccomp2 sandbox):
    • The getpid() system call is now permitted under the Linux seccomp2 sandbox, to avoid crashing with versions of OpenSSL (and other libraries) that attempt to learn the process's PID by using the syscall rather than the VDSO code. Fixes bug 21943; bugfix on


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In what regard are they awful? Which locale are you talking about? I just gave the russian bundle a try on Linux and Windows it looks to me not that different from then en-US one and a quick test did not show a different behavior.

June 01, 2017


Struggling to get into Tor for a large part of May 2017. Still can't get in. By the time it reaches the "checktor." Site, it has timed out.

No I have not downloaded the fix. I saw the message but only the message. There was no download link.

Could you be more specific about the issues you are seeing? And what fix you are talking about?

Logs could also be very helpful. When Tor Browser is open, click the green onion button to the left of the URL bar, then click Tor Network Settings, then click Copy Tor Log To Clipboard. If you could paste the logs to somewhere like and share the resulting link, that could be very helpful.

June 03, 2017


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June 28, 2017


I have been away for a few weeks and on my return TOR updated but will not open now any ideas please?