Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#12053 new defect

captive portal: Infinite loop when 'identity mismatch' error is raised.

Reported by: mttp Owned by: brade
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Launcher Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: mcs Actual Points:
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To reproduce this error, launch Tor Browser from behind a captive portal for which you haven't yet agreed to the terms. A window pops up reporting a tor error with the phrase "identity mismatch". Clicking through it will lead to a new window for "Tor failed to launch". Clicking through that will bring you back to the error window for "identity mismatch". This unending parade of error windows will continue even if one disconnects from the network. It is impossible to close Tor Browser at this point without sending a SIGKILL.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Cc: mcs added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mcs

We will need to figure out how to reproduce this problem "in the lab"; it sounds like a very bad experience for end-users.

What version of TBB was used on what platform?

Also, we are not 100% sure which error in Tor Launcher corresponds to "Tor failed to launch". In the English locale, Tor Launcher does not have any strings that contain the word "launch" but maybe this was translated from another language when this issue was reported.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Summary: Infinite loop when 'identity mismatch' error is raised.captive portal: Infinite loop when 'identity mismatch' error is raised.
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