Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#25823 new defect

Tor Launcher inconsistently sets TZ=UTC for tor process

Reported by: catalyst Owned by: brade
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Launcher Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: clock-skew, timezone
Cc: catalyst, mcs Actual Points:
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Some investigations done as part of #25511 suggest that the first time Tor Launcher runs tor, it either unsets or fails to change TZ. If tor crashes or needs to be restarted for some reason, then it sets TZ=UTC. My summary of one instance of this behavior is at ticket:25511#comment:32.

Tor Launcher should probably leave the time zone alone when starting tor, so tor can detect what local time for the machine is. We should also consider the privacy impact of revealing a user's timezone through logging (see #18112 for one instance of this concern).

In any case Tor Launcher should probably be consistent about which timezone it starts tor in.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

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