[Bootstrap] Memory leak bug resulting in DoS discovered, update to toxcore v0.2.8 that has it fixed

nurupo nurupo at tox.chat
Mon Oct 8 17:46:31 UTC 2018


A bug was discovered in TokTok toxcore and irungentoo toxcore that can 
be used to take down bootstrap nodes.
You can read more about it in the blog post 

Please update your nodes to TokTok toxcore v0.2.8, which has that bug 

Any node that is not updated to use TokTok toxcore v0.2.8 will be 
removed from the bootstrap node list on November 8th, 2018 -- a month 
from now.

You need to update to TokTok toxcore v0.2.8 even if you use irungentoo 
toxcore with the bug fixed, as there is no way to distinguish between an 
updated and non-updated irungentoo toxcore node due to tox-bootstrapd 
reporting the same version for both.


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