Tor Project’s first point release of the Tor Browser 6.5 stable branch of the open-source, Firefox-based anonymity web browser is available.
“This is the first minor release in the 6.5 series and it mainly contains updates to several of our Tor Browser components: Firefox got updated to 45.8.0esr, Tor to 0.2.9.10, OpenSSL to 1.0.2k, and HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.11,” said a statement on the Tor project blog page.
“This release features important security updates to Firefox,” researchers said on the blog post. “In Tor Browser 6.5 we introduced filtering of content requests to resource:// and chrome:// URIs in order to neuter a fingerprinting vector. This change however breaks the Session Manager addon.”
This first maintenance update to the Tor Browser 6.5 stable series also addresses a bug for GNU/Linux platforms by updating the “Using a system-installed Tor” section in start script, and updates various language translations.
A regression introduced in the Tor Browser 6.5 release related to the resizing of the main window is still under development.
Here is the full changelog since 6.5:
• All Platforms
Update Firefox to 45.8.0esr
Tor to 0.2.9.10
OpenSSL to 1.0.2k
Update Torbutton to 22.214.171.124
Bug 21396: Allow leaking of resource/chrome URIs (off by default)
Bug 21574: Add link for zh manual and create manual links dynamically
Bug 21330: Non-usable scrollbar appears in tor browser security settings
Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.11
Bug 21514: Restore W^X JIT implementation removed from ESR45
Bug 21536: Remove scramblesuit bridge
Bug 21342: Move meek-azure to the meek.azureedge.net backend and cymrubridge02 bridge
Bug 21326: Update the “Using a system-installed Tor” section in start script