Tor Browser 8.5.2 released with a fix for critical security updates in that allows an attacker to run malicious code on the vulnerable machine without user interaction.
Also, we update NoScript to 10.6.3, fixing a few issues. Tor Users with the safer and safest security levels were not affected by this security issue, reads the blog post.
This critical zero-day vulnerability initially reported to Mozilla by Samuel Groß, a member of Google Project Zero and Coinbase Security.
The bug doesn’t affect the Tor users who were running under safer and safest security levels. Unfortunately, the release is not available for Android version as the development team unable to access the Android signing token.
Android users are recommended using Tor with safer or safest security levels. You can change the security level under Security Settings.
Changelog Tor Browser 8.5.2
- Pick up a fix for Mozilla’s bug 1544386
- Update NoScript to 10.6.3
Tor Browser 8.5.1 released for Windows, Linux and Mac and Android earlier this month. It is the first bug fix release in the 8.5 series.