Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#9936 new defect

TBB TorButton 'New Identity' with remote 'tor' says "It does not have access to the Tor Control Port."

Reported by: starlight Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-newnym, extdev-interview, tbb-torbutton
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

Full message is

Torbutton cannot safely give you a new identity. It does not have access to the Tor Control Port. Are you running Tor Browser Bundle?

version 1.5.2

Looked at code and wrote this script:

#!/bin/bash
export TOR_CONTROL_HOST="10.29.88.1"
export TOR_CONTROL_PORT="9151"
export TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD="xxx"

nc ${TOR_CONTROL_HOST:?} ${TOR_CONTROL_PORT:?} <<EOF
AUTHENTICATE "${TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD:?}"
SIGNAL NEWNYM
QUIT
EOF

cd /home/tor/tor-browser_en-US
/home/tor/tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox -no-remote -profile /home/tor/tor-browser_en-US/Data/profile

Which clearly demonstrates the values are correct and the "SIGNAL NEWNYM" command works as it should and that Firefox ESR 17.0.9 with TorButton 1.5.2 fails here.

See changes, perhaps fixes, have been made to the related logic but the newer code is not yet in either the stable or development release and I could not easily test it. The related Vidalia code in src/chrome/content/torbutton.js looks ok. Thought it might be hex-encoding the password and tried that but it made no difference.

Tried with

tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-13-dev-en-US

and

tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.4.17-beta-2-dev-en-US

Child Tickets

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Keywords: tbb-newnym added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: extdev-interview added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by traumschule

This issue is mentioned in the to be merged FAQ entry for #13005.

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