Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#22438 closed defect (duplicate)

Specific URI loads some resource that freezes Tor Browser

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

This link appears to reliably freeze Tor Browser 6.5.2:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/racist-history-portland/492035/?utm_source=twb

After about 3-4 seconds, the whole browser just seizes up, and I need to kill -9 it. Tested in a freshly created Fedora 24 Qubes VM. Alex tested it on MacOS and had the same result.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by teor

This does not appear to happen in High Security mode in my macOS 10.12.5 VM, so maybe it's JavaScript related (or some other resource we disable in high security mode).

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by teor

This happens when I 'allow all' JavaScript, but doesn't happen when I only allow fonts, and doesn't happen when I only allow JS from cdn.theatlantic.com. It appears to be some ad/tracker JS.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #22362.

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