Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#30466 assigned defect

hs: Do not allow more than one control cell on a circuit

Reported by: dgoulet Owned by: neel
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-dos, tor-hs, tor-relay
Cc: neel Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 0.1
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor27-can


This is the list of HS control cell that is they are all for establishing a circuit or/and "connection" between HS entities (IP, RP, Service, client):


It appears that anyone can send an arbitrary amount of those cells on the same circuit. Even to the point that tor allows a rendezvous circuit to become an intro circuit.

The only special one is INTRODUCE2 which is by-design are sent a lot on the same circuit.

The only cell currently limited to 1 cell is INTRODUCE1 since we do not allow multiple introductions on the same client circuit for DoS reasons.

But the rest should only be seen *once* on a circuit. Lets restrict them and if we see more, then we close the circuit due to a protocol error. This would limit side-channels.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 months ago by neel

Cc: neel added
Owner: set to neel
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by dgoulet

Parent ID: #29999

Doesn't have to do much with DoS after all since the INTRODUCE2 problem we'll be taken care with #15516.

Actually, there is a world where we might want to do this but there is also another world where we could leverage this for instance with prop305 where the service could send multiple ESTABLISH_INTRO cell over the lifetime of the intro circuits to change the parameters.

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