#30534 closed defect (fixed)

Torbirdy: While TorBirdy running cannot seem to get any Add-ons from the Add-on Manager

Reported by: torlove Owned by: sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
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  • TorBirdy running (and afraid to turn it off, lest it de-anonymises me)
  • Click the 'Add-on Manager' tab
  • Scroll down to Enigmail and click it.
  • A blue and white page flickers onto the screen momentarily before. A message heading appears, "What are addons". The second paragraph of the body says, "When you're connected to the internet, this pane will feature..." etc etc

Tried also

  • search 'enigmail' in the Add-on Manager I get a tab titled "Oops". Page has heading "Oops! We had an error" Body text says "We'll get to fixing that soon." etc etc

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by nickm

Component: - Select a componentApplications/TorBirdy
Owner: set to sukhbir

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by torlove

For others who may be experiencing this problem, the following install instructions may help:

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by torlove

I repeat, MAY HELP (did not help in my case).

Very interesting.

I now suspect that a vulnerability is built into the fetching of the Add-on itself, possibly a downgrading of the security such that a man-in-the-middle attack is possible.

Is there a secure way to get the Enigmail?

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by torlove

... or you can just go to www.enigmail.net to get the file.

shasum -a 256 enigmail-2.0.10-tb.xpi


Signed Sun 24 Mar 2019 22:48:58 ACDT

using RSA key 4F9F89F5505AC1D1A260631CDB1187B9DD5F693B

Please continue looking into this problem though, I do suspect an encryption downgrade attack could be the culprit at this time but I'm not proficient in identifying such.

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by torlove

TorBirdy is now operating as normal, it works when one has Tor Browser open at the same time.

comment:6 Changed 16 months ago by torlove

As such this ticket can be closed.

comment:7 Changed 14 months ago by torlove

Close this ticket, please.


comment:8 Changed 13 months ago by pili

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Great to hear.

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