Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#3845 closed defect (fixed)

Bump Firefox useragent version to 6+

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: High Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.2.x-stable
Component: TorBrowserButton Version:
Severity: Keywords: MikePerry201205
Cc: Actual Points: 0.5
Parent ID: Points: 0.5
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

We need to bump the firefox version again..

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

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comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

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I've decided not to do this until we deploy #2285.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

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Points: 10.5

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

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comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Would it make sense to have Torbutton, when run in TBB, just report the Firefox version accurately? We're trying to help people track real Firefox versions after all.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Two reasons not to: 1. It would allow you to easily differentiate people who have not noticed the upgrade notice yet and are still vulnerable to the latest Firefox exploit. 2. It would allow you to differentiate TBB-stable from TBB-alpha.

#2 may not be a strong reason, though.. There will be likely be ways to fingerprint these two groups apart as we test out new features in alpha :/.

If we had a working autoupdater, I could be more easily convinced tracking the FF version closely was a good idea.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

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Let's go with whatever useragent Firefox 10 (ESR) uses.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

From IRC: "Windows 7, User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:10.0.4) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.4"

I wonder if we should drop one of WOW64 and/or the point release value off the ESR version... I'm thinking probably both.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Actual Points: 0.5
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We went with "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0". Will appear in Torbutton 1.4.6.

I also synced this up in my TBB prefs.js update branch (mikeperry/bug5758).

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