Opened 7 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

#33854 closed defect (wontfix)

Spoof Network ID

Reported by: pospeselr Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #33534 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor58


Mozilla 1561005 added a unique string identifier to nsINetworkLinkService.idl. It's at least partially based off of a hash of the user's IP and MAC address. It's not clear to me what it's used for, but we should probably stub out the implementations.

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by mcs

The network ID is visible at about:networking#networkid. It is also exposed to privileged WebExtensions (see toolkit/components/extensions/parent/ext-networkStatus.js), probably to support the Firefox Private Network (VPN) feature. Because the network ID is not exposed to web content or even regular WebExtensions, maybe we should just leave it as-is.

comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by mcs

Status: assignedneeds_information

acat, can you provide another opinion? Should we resolve this ticket as wontfix?

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by acat

I agree that networkID is currently not exposed to (non-privileged) WebExtensions or web content, and I would also say we don't have to spoof it right now. This might change in the future (e.g. the API being available to all WebExtensions), but I hope we'll be able to catch that if it happens.

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by mcs

Resolution: wontfix
Status: needs_informationclosed
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