New release: Tor 0.4.1.6 nickm September 19, 2019

We have a new stable release today. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.1.6 from the download page on the website. Packages should be available within the next several weeks, with a new Tor Browser in the next week or two.

This release backports several bugfixes to improve stability and correctness. Anyone experiencing build problems or crashes with 0.4.1.5, or experiencing reliability issues with single onion services, should upgrade.

Changes in version 0.4.1.6 - 2019-09-19

  • Major bugfixes (crash, Linux, Android, backport from 0.4.2.1-alpha):
    • Tolerate systems (including some Android installations) where madvise and MADV_DONTDUMP are available at build-time, but not at run time. Previously, these systems would notice a failed syscall and abort. Fixes bug 31570; bugfix on 0.4.1.1-alpha.
    • Tolerate systems (including some Linux installations) where madvise and/or MADV_DONTFORK are available at build-time, but not at run time. Previously, these systems would notice a failed syscall and abort. Fixes bug 31696; bugfix on 0.4.1.1-alpha.
  • Minor features (stem tests, backport from 0.4.2.1-alpha):
    • Change "make test-stem" so it only runs the stem tests that use tor. This change makes test-stem faster and more reliable. Closes ticket 31554.