Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#26444 new defect

OSX 10.14 adds persisted-to-disk permission prompts for WebCam/Mic access

Reported by: tom Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-disk-leak
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

OSX 10.14 Beta has added OS-level permission prompts for Mic/Camera access. According to Mozilla's prelimimary testing the behavior was:

The description I found said the OS should cache the results of the prompt. Did a quick test - 1st try: get the the Firefox dialog then two OS dialogs for the "Firefox" process (camera and mic), 2nd try: get OS dialog for "plugin-container", 3rd try: no OS dialogs

I requested we file a bug about persisting this to disk in Private Browsing mode (and what, if anything we could do about that...) but I wanted to get this bug on file for Tor Browser.

It seems like a user who uses Tor Browser and uses the mic or camera will create a disk persistence that they had done so, with timestamp.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 18 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-disk-leak added

Replying to tom:

OSX 10.14 Beta has added OS-level permission prompts for Mic/Camera access. According to Mozilla's prelimimary testing the behavior was:

The description I found said the OS should cache the results of the prompt. Did a quick test - 1st try: get the the Firefox dialog then two OS dialogs for the "Firefox" process (camera and mic), 2nd try: get OS dialog for "plugin-container", 3rd try: no OS dialogs

I requested we file a bug about persisting this to disk in Private Browsing mode (and what, if anything we could do about that...) but I wanted to get this bug on file for Tor Browser.

Yes, please file a bug at bmo. We can track the Tor Browser bits here, though.

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