tor - anonymizing overlay network for TCP

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tor
Package version
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 2.74 KB
Download size 1.25 MB
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Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.
Clients choose a source-routed path through a set of relays, and
negotiate a "virtual circuit" through the network, in which each relay
knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing
down the circuit is decrypted at each relay, which reveals the
downstream relay.
Basically, Tor provides a distributed network of relays. Users bounce
their TCP streams (web traffic, ftp, ssh, etc) around the relays, and
recipients, observers, and even the relays themselves have difficulty
learning which users connected to which destinations.
This package enables only a Tor client by default, but it can also be
configured as a relay and/or a hidden service easily.
Client applications can use the Tor network by connecting to the local
socks proxy interface provided by your Tor instance. If the application
itself does not come with socks support, you can use a socks client
such as torsocks.
Note that Tor does no protocol cleaning on application traffic. There
is a danger that application protocols and associated programs can be
induced to reveal information about the user. Tor depends on Torbutton
and similar protocol cleaners to solve this problem. For best
protection when web surfing, the Tor Project recommends that you use
the Tor Browser Bundle, a standalone tarball that includes static
builds of Tor, Torbutton, and a modified Firefox that is patched to fix
a variety of privacy bugs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tor_0.2.4.29-1_i386.deb i386 Debian Security Updates Main
tor_0.2.4.29-1_amd64.deb amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
tor_0.2.4.27-1_amd64.deb amd64 Debian Main
tor - - -


Name Value
adduser -
dpkg >=
libc6 >= 2.10
libevent-2.0-5 >= 2.0.10-stable
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.1
lsb-base -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
libssl0.9.8 << 0.9.8g-9


Type URL
Binary Package tor_0.2.4.27-1_i386.deb
Source Package tor

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tor deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tor




2015-04-06 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( wheezy-security; urgency=medium
* New upstream version, fixing hidden service related Denial of
Service bugs:
- Fix two remotely triggerable assertion failures (upstream bugs
#15600 and #15601).
- Disallow multiple INTRODUCE1 cells on the same circuit at introduction
points, making overwhelming hidden services with introductions more
expensive (upstream bug #15515).
2015-03-22 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( wheezy-security; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
+ Fixes the following security relevant issues (copied from upstream
- Fix an assertion failure that could occur under high DNS load.
Fixes bug 14129; bugfix on Tor 0.0.7rc1. Found by "jowr";
diagnosed and fixed by "cypherpunks".
- Fix a bug that could lead to a relay crashing with an assertion
failure if a buffer of exactly the wrong layout was passed to
buf_pullup() at exactly the wrong time. Fixes bug 15083; bugfix on Patch from 'cypherpunks'.
- Do not assert if the 'data' pointer on a buffer is advanced to the
very end of the buffer; log a BUG message instead. Only assert if
it is past that point. Fixes bug 15083; bugfix on
- Disable support for SSLv3. All versions of OpenSSL in use with Tor
today support TLS 1.0 or later, so we can safely turn off support
for this old (and insecure) protocol. Fixes bug 13426.
+ Updates the list of directory authorities and the geoIP database.
2014-09-26 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( wheezy; urgency=low
* New upstream version, built for stable (re: #762587):
- Use correct byte order when sending the address of the chosen rendezvous
point to a hidden service.  This bug meant that clients were leaking to
the hidden service whether they were on a little-endian (common) or
big-endian (rare) system.
- Change IP address for the gabelmoo v3 directory authority.
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the August 7 2014 Maxmind GeoLite2
Country database.
2014-07-30 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( wheezy-security; urgency=high
* New upstream version, built for wheezy:
- Clients will no longer use CREATE_FAST cells for the first hop of their
circuit.  This approach can improve security on connections where Tor's
circuit handshake is stronger than the available TLS connection security
- Prepare for lowering the number of used entry guards by honoring the
NumDirectoryGuards consensus parameter.
- Fix a bug in the bounds-checking in the 32-bit curve25519-donna
- Warn and drop the circuit if we receive an inbound 'relay early' cell.
2014-06-23 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( wheezy; urgency=medium
* Build for stable (re: #751977).
* Revert upstream changes to the default torrc to match what
from stable has (two minor changes in comments).
2014-05-17 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
2014-03-01 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
2013-12-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- Avoid a crash bug when starting with a corrupted microdescriptor cache
file. Fixes bug 10406; bugfix on (closes: #732105).
* init script: make /var/log/tor if it does not exist anymore
(closes: #732572).
2013-12-12 - Peter Palfrader <>
tor ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.

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