Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16487 new defect

Tor Browser has non private browsing mode related cache entries

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Although using a Tor Browser in the default configuration there are cache entries visible that are not bound to the private browsing mode. We should investigate whether there are leaks somewhere and their i mpact.

What I am seeing on about:cache with Private unchecked is an entry of the blocklist extension (check).

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by bugzilla

Severity: Normal
Summary: Tor Browser based on ESR 38 has non private browsing mode related cache entriesTor Browser has non private browsing mode related cache entries

status-esr45: affected

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by bugzilla

When you change your History setting to Never remember history, this is equivalent to always being in Private Browsing mode.

from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history
and now Always use private browsing mode is checked (equal?), but it seems it's about windows only :(, i.e. there is no mode of browser, just of new windows (Private windows). So that anything not related to a window is not in Private Browsing mode, e.g. HTTPS-E bug #20195 request is also in a cache.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by bugzilla

Parent ID: #20491

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Parent ID: #20491
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