Tor Browser 8.0a6 is released

Tor Browser 8.0a6 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release includes newer versions of Tor (0.3.3.5-rc), OpenSSL (1.0.2o), HTTPS Everywhere (2018.4.11) and NoScript (5.1.8.5). Among other things we fixed the issue with secure cookies which were not working on http .onion pages, we made it possible to run Tor Browser without a /proc filesystem and we updated the GCC we use for building the Windows and Linux versions to 6.4.0.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0a5 is:

  • All platforms
    • Update Tor to 0.3.3.5-rc
    • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.2o
    • Update Torbutton to 1.9.9.1
      • Bug 25126: Make about:tor layout responsive
      • Translations update
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.4.11
    • Update NoScript to 5.1.8.5
    • Bug 21537: Mark .onion cookies as secure
    • Bug 21850: Update about:tbupdate handling for e10s
    • Bug 25721: Backport patches from Mozilla's bug 1448771
  • Linux
    • Bug 20283: Tor Browser should run without a `/proc` filesystem.
  • Windows
    • Bug 13893: Make EMET compatible with Tor Browser
  • Build System
Anonymous

April 20, 2018

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At startup:
[NoScript C] [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80070057 (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE) [nsIMessageSender.sendAsyncMessage]" nsresult: "0x80070057 (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://noscript/content/UISync.jsm?1cbisvf28f5vosfn62gs :: sync :: line 205" data: no]sync@chrome://noscript/content/UISync.jsm?1cbisvf28f5vosfn62gs:205:7
scheduleSync/<@chrome://noscript/content/UISync.jsm?1cbisvf28f5vosfn62gs:185:33
Thread._delayRunner@chrome://noscript/content/Thread.js?1cbisvf28f5vosfn62gs:88:7

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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httpse:
item is undefined ux.js:44
moz-extension://5be9576e-e1ea-47f8-a97e-d69d52e62577/pages/options/ux.js:44:5
runSafeSyncWithoutClone resource://gre/modules/ExtensionUtils.jsm:71:14
runSafeWithoutClone resource://gre/modules/ExtensionCommon.jsm:133:38
wrapPromise/

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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httpse disable/enable and all settings on its page are lost (probably, not only this breakage persists):
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to moz-extension://5be9576e-e1ea-47f8-a97e-d69d52e62577/background-scripts/util.js.Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to moz-extension://5be9576e-e1ea-47f8-a97e-d69d52e62577/pages/options/ux.js.Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to resource://gre/modules/ExtensionUtils.jsm.
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to resource://gre/modules/ExtensionCommon.jsm.Synchronous XMLHttpRequest on the main thread is deprecated because of its detrimental effects to the end user’s experience. For more help http://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/ util.js:48:2
XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Location: jar:file:///C:/Tor%20Browser%20Alpha/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/extensions/https-everywhere-eff@eff.org.xpi!/rules/default.rulesets
Line Number 1, Column 1: default.rulesets:1:1
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to moz-extension://5be9576e-e1ea-47f8-a97e-d69d52e62577/background-scripts/util.js.
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to jar:file:///C:/Tor%20Browser%20Alpha/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/extensions/https-everywhere-eff@eff.org.xpi!/rules/default.rulesets.

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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even torbutton's options:
TypeError: window.opener.torbutton_show_torbrowser_manual is not a function[Learn More] preferences.js:67:21
torbutton_set_learn_more_links chrome://torbutton/content/preferences.js:67:21
torbutton_init_security_ui chrome://torbutton/content/preferences.js:47:3
onload chrome://torbutton/content/preferences.xul:1:1
gViewController.commands.cmd_showItemPreferences.doCommand chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.js:1215:9
gViewController.doCommand chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.js:1552:5
initialize/< chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.js:182:5
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to chrome://torbutton/content/preferences.js.Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to chrome://torbutton/content/preferences.xul.
Security Error: Content at moz-nullprincipal:{51f67c32-664c-470e-9475-f58699371c72} may not load or link to chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.js.

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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trying to test about:tor in resp design mode and:
TypeError: win.gBrowser is undefined[Learn More] ReaderParent.jsm:85:1
TypeError: cannot use the given object as a weak map key RemoteAddonsParent.jsm:1076:7
Unchecked lastError value: Error: Invalid tab ID: 12 ExtensionCommon.jsm:265

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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Bug 21537: Mark .onion cookies as secure
Consider ignoring secure cookies for .onion addresses

Vague wordings are hiding the truth:
Even secure cookies are sent over HTTP now for .onion domains.

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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Good, thanks
and remember a new version of Firefox ESR will be available next month!

2018-05-09: Firefox 60, Firefox ESR 60, Firefox ESR 52.8
2018-06-26: Firefox 61, Firefox ESR 60.1, Firefox ESR 52.9
2018-08-21: Firefox 62, Firefox ESR 60.2

Anonymous

April 21, 2018

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Toolbar customization does not work (tor-browser-linux64-8.0a6_en-US.tar.xz) Menu button > Customize. Panel opens briefly then closes.

Anonymous

April 23, 2018

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hi is onionshare and going to use the v3 onion services? are any tor instant message etc. programs currently or in the near future supporting them? thanks

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