[Tor-BSD] [CFT] HardenedBSD's security/tor-capsicum port
shawn.webb at hardenedbsd.org
Tue Feb 27 15:35:47 EST 2018
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 07:31:35AM +1100, teor wrote:
> > On 28 Feb 2018, at 06:03, Shawn Webb <shawn.webb at hardenedbsd.org> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 01:44:00PM -0500, Shawn Webb wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:48:29PM -0500, Shawn Webb wrote:
> >>> Hey All,
> >>> Many of you know that I've been working on Capsicum support in Tor.
> >>> I've added a ports entry for it in the HardenedBSD ports tree,
> >>> security/tor-capsicum.
> >>> To enable capmode, you'll need to add "Sandbox 1" to your torrc. Note
> >>> that since libevent does not support Capsicum and creates sockets on
> >>> its own, using DNSPort (most commonly used in transparent proxy
> >>> setups) with capmode enabled is unsupported. I've filed a bug report
> >>> with libevent to start the discussion around adding a
> >>> Capsicum-friendly API for socket creation/maintenance.
> >>> On HardenedBSD 12-CURRENT/amd64, security/tor-capsicum is compiled with:
> >>> - PIE
> >>> - Full RELRO
> >>> - CFI (without the cfi-icall scheme)
> >>> - SafeStack
> >>> - Retpoline
> >>> - Capsicum support
> >>> Please test and let me know any success or failure stories.
> >> I've now tested in relay mode. It appears there's a bug that prevents
> >> relay mode from working. I hope to have this resolved within a week.
> >> So, don't run with Capsicum enabled if you're running a relay.
> >> However, please test if you're running simply as a client node.
> > This is due to Tor using libevent to handle DNS when in relay mode. As
> > noted above, libevent does not support Capsicum. So fixing relay mode
> > will require a Capsicum-friendly libevent.
> Does Capsicum work for non-exit relays?
> They shouldn't use DNS for anything important.
It doesn't. Tor is still calling the evdns_* API for some reason. I
need to do some extra digging to figure out the full call stack to see
why the tor daemon is doing DNS stuff in a non-exit relay
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