Opened 4 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

#34315 closed defect (fixed)

avoid reading policies from /etc/firefox on Linux

Reported by: mcs Owned by: mcs
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202005R, tbb-10.0a1
Cc: tbb-team Actual Points:
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Description

Georg noticed that Firefox 77 and ESR 68.9 will include a fix for this bug:
"Read Linux policy from etc/opt directory"
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1469629

Here is the patch:
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-esr68/rev/203a8c227a997c4ae7e970d0ec497d7292078d5c

Unfortunately, with that patch in place, policies will be read from /etc/firefox/policies/policies.json if it exists. For Tor Browser we do not want that behavior.

In the short run we can back out the Mozilla patch. In the long run should we handle this via a fixup for our #32418 patch.

Child Tickets

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by mcs

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202005R added; TorBrowserTeam202006 removed
Status: assignedneeds_review

comment:2 Changed 4 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-10.0a1 added
Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Thanks! Patch looks good to me. Merged onto tor-browser-68.9.0esr-10.0-1 with commit 62b2d85bf2b29f90f554fb53079d30fd692e6d64.

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