Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#28368 new defect

determine if media.decoder.recycle.enabled allows any linkability

Reported by: mcs Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-linkability, ff60-esr, tbb-mobile
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In Fennec, media.decoder.recycle.enabled is set to true (see mobile/android/app/mobile.js; although the comment there implies that this is only enabled on nightly builds, the definition is not enclosed in an #ifdef).

It is unclear exactly what this preference does, but it seems to cause media decoders to be reused for decoding new audio or video elements. If detectable state is left inside a decoder and if reuse occurs across sites, this could mean there is a linkability risk. We should investigate.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by tom

Seems like a valid concern! (Just going through the bugs you filed and anted to be explicit.)

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