Tor Browser IP Address Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Tor Browser that can reveal a user’s real IP address. Once an affected user navigates to a specially crafted web page, the operating system may directly connect to the remote host, bypassing Tor Browser.

Affected Platforms

  • Tor 7.0.8 and earlier for MacOS and Linux
  • Tor alpha channel 7.5a6 and earlier for MacOS and Linux


  • Users and administrators are encouraged to update their version for the Tor browser to 7.0.9 or 7.5a7 for MacOS and Linux.
  • Administrators should only allow access to Tor browser for users with genuine business needs.

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He also has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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