Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#10576 closed defect (duplicate)

Updated ruleset partially breaks stackexchange even with mixed content rule disabled

Reported by: cfr Owned by: pde
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Version:
Severity: Keywords: 3.4.5 ruleset breaks stack exchange sites
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Description

HTTPS Everywhere (Firefox Extension)
Version: 3.4.5
Firefox: 26.0 64 bit build for GNU/Linux (Mozilla's own build)

Relevant rules:

  • Stack Exchange (partial) is enabled
  • Google APIs is enabled
  • Stack Exchange (mixed content) is disabled
  • Quantcast is disabled

I can view some Stack Exchange sites partially but on others I get a Firefox "get me out of here" warning. All sites worked fine until I restarted Firefox. Firefox was not updated, though - only HTTPS Everywhere. Based on https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/214968/cant-login-with-stack-exchange-openid-when-https-everywhere-plugin-is-active I would have assumed this is a known issue to do with mixed content but the only tickets I could find were closed as fixed and, moreover, I have the mixed content rule disabled already.

Examples:

https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/152756/logic-tree-with-tikz-tree-placing-nodes-on-specific-places:

I can view this page but I cannot view the images inline. I see the alternative text description. If I open the image as a page-in-itself, I can view it fine.

https://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/: If I try to visit this page, I get a warning dialogue. (Translated) the title is "No trust for this connection" (sorry - I guess that's not the exact English equivalent). For clarification, it starts (roughly) "You have asked Firefox to connect securely to meta.tex.stackexchange.com, but we cannot confirm that the connection is secure. As a rule..." etc.

I am guessing this is an HTTPS Everywhere issue but, if not, please let me know if you know where I should report it instead.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cfr

I don't know if the following bug, reported as https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10550, is related to this one or not.

In my case, I also can't login using my SE identity in order to set up an account on another SE site. I get as far as confirming I want my information shared across to that site but then I just get a login failure.

Last edited 6 years ago by cfr (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by zyan

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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