Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6399 closed defect (worksforme)

Tor Browser 2.2.37-1, with flash added, freezes and inevitably crashes as soon as scripts are enabled on a page.

Reported by: altidentity Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #7470 Points:
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Description

AS OF 7/16/2012 :

The only edits made to the original Tor Browser Bundle downloaded from the site were these:

I changed the torcc file to only use Exit Nodes in Great Britain.

I created a folder under FirefoxPortable/App/Firefox called "plugins" and dragged the files for Adobe flash player there. (flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32_11_3_300_265.dll)

Then, I ran the browser, changing the settings to allow Adobe flash/plugins. However, when I chose a site, such as BBC iPlayer, it recognized that I was "in the UK" and that I had Adobe flash player, it just needed me to enable Javascript. I did so using the NoScript button in the toolbar, but then the entire browser froze, stopped responding, and eventually crashed.

On earlier versions of this software, this was no problem whatsoever and the scripts would easily enable. Now, enabling any scripts causes the program to crash.

I have tried redownloading my older version of Tor from the archive and repeating these same steps, only to find that the scripts now cause the browser to crash in the old version too. Help greatly appreciated.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Summary: Latest version of Tor (2.2.37-1) freezes and inevitably crashes as soon as scripts are enabled on a page.Tor Browser 2.2.37-1, with flash added, freezes and inevitably crashes as soon as scripts are enabled on a page.

Changed title to note that you're adding flash manually. My guess is this is the problem.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by altidentity

Any idea how I can fix it, then? I thought there was no other way to add
Flash other than manually, as it seemed to work fine before, on the older version.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Parent ID: #7470

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Status: newneeds_information

The new Torbutton Security Preferences in TBB 2.3.25-4 should make this cleaner+easier. Let me know if you still have problems.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: worksforme
Status: needs_informationclosed
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