Tor Browser 8.0.4

Sicherheit[German]On December 12, 2018, the developers released Tor Browser 8.0.4. This is a maintenance update that updates Firefox 60.4.0esr and various other components. 


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The Tor bundle supports anonymous surfing on the Internet. In addition to the important security updates for Firefox 60.4.0esr, the Tor browser contains 8.0.4 updates to Tor (0.3.4.9), OpenSSL (1.0.2q) and other bundled components. In addition, the developers ported back a number of patches from the Alpha development branch:

  • a defense against protocol handler enumeration which should enhance our fingerprinting resistance,
  • enabling Stylo for macOS users by bypassing a reproducibility issue caused by Rust compilation
  • setting back the sandboxing level to 5 on Windows (the Firefox default), after working around some Tor Launcher interference causing a broken Tor Browser experience

According to the release notes (full changelog) there are the following changes in the updated Tor 8.0.4:

  • Update Firefox to 60.4.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.4.9
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.2q
  • Update Torbutton to 2.0.9
  • Bug 28540: Use new text for 2018 donation banner
  • Bug 28515: Use en-US for english Torbutton strings
  • Translations update
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.10.31
  • Update NoScript to 10.2.0
  • Bug 1623: Block protocol handler enumeration (backport of fix for #680300)
  • Bug 25794: Disable pointer events
  • Bug 28608: Disable background HTTP response throttling
  • Bug 28185: Add smallerRichard to Tor Browser

Windows

  • Bug 26381: about:tor page does not load on first start on Windows
  • Bug 28657: Remove broken FTE bridge from Tor Browser

OS X

  • Bug 26475: Fix Stylo related reproducibility issue
  • Bug 26263: App icon positioned incorrectly in macOS DMG installer window

Linux


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  • Bug 26475: Fix Stylo related reproducibility issue
  • Bug 28657: Remove broken FTE bridge from Tor Browser

Build System – All Platforms

  • Bug 27218: Generate multiple Tor Browser bundles in parallel

Download: Tor Browser 8.0.4 (32-bit)
Download: Tor Browser 8.0.4 (64-bit)
Tor Browser Website 
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