Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#10467 new defect

URLs are leaked to third party if they contain typos

Reported by: torar Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Major Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: nord-stream@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

Open a new tab in the Tor Browser and type "https;www.wikipedia.org" into the URL field (note the typo - a semicolon instead of a colon)

The Tor Browser jumps to startpage.com and searches it for "https;www.wikipedia.org"

Users may make typos - and I think there is no need to leak URLs with typos to a third party (startpage). You should patch Firefox so that anything typed into the URL field is never sent to a third party.

There is already a special field for startpage search in the navigation toolbar - so there is no need to use the URL field for searches.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by torar

There should be "https"(semicolon)(slash)(slash)"www.wikipedia.org" in the above bug report. The trac system somehow removed the two slashes from the text.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by nord-stream

Cc: nord-stream@… added
Severity: Major
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