Opened 9 years ago

Closed 20 months ago

#2946 closed defect (wontfix)

Exiting private browsing mode in Firefox 4 reloads pages loaded with tor, even if tor is disabled

Reported by: asdfghjkl Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: Torbutton: 1.3.0-alpha
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

To reproduce the bug:

  • Enable tor and load a URL of choice.
  • Disable tor (but leave the page open) and enter Private Browsing Mode.
  • Exit Private Browsing Mode.
  • The URL accessed via tor will reload, even though tor is now disabled.

Obviously this has various implications for information leakage. The message about tor blocking activity loaded in another state no longer appears when entering/exiting Private Browsing Mode with tor-loaded URLs open - I suspect it is something to do with this, but am not familiar with the codebase so it's probably not a good idea for to draw conclusions purely based on that.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by asdfghjkl

Summary: Exiting private browsing mode reloads pages loaded with tor, even if tor is disabledExiting private browsing mode in Firefox 4 reloads pages loaded with tor, even if tor is disabled

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Wow, this is a nasty bug. One more reason we need to forget about stock firefox and switch everyone to Tor Browser.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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