Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#17498 closed defect (not a bug)

Torbutton refererSpoof seems broken

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

Trying extensions.torbutton.refererspoof setting of 0, 1, and 2 all give the same response: no referrer sent.

The same happens even when network.http.referer.spoofSource is set to true.

Torbrowser version 5.0.3. Tested on HTTPS site.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by yupyup

I used this site to test referrer:

https://www.whatismyreferer.com/

https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/help/security_test.html

Version 0, edited 4 years ago by yupyup (next)

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by yupyup

Component: TorbuttonTor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: not a bug
Status: newclosed

We don't spoof Referers anymore (see: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#deprecate section 1). Leaving .onion domains being the exception starting with Tor Browser 5.0.4/5.5a4/5.5a4-hardened.

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