Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#7680 new project

Have a Tor package that can run Flash safely

Reported by: arma Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Keywords: SponsorJ, needs-triage, flash
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Description (last modified by arma)

I'm using this as the new catch-all ticket for letting users somehow use Flash with Tor.

Currently we're working on three directions in parallel:

A) Wrap the Adobe Flash plugin in policies so it can't harm us too much (#7008)

B) Support Mozilla's plans to integrate a Javascript flash thingie into Firefox (#7500)

C) Put the entire browser, Flash, and related stuff in a VM that can't talk to the outside world unsafely (#7681)

Child Tickets

TicketSummaryOwner
#7008Make it safe to run Flash in TBBmikeperry
#7500Keep an eye on Shumway (Flash in JS)tbb-team
#7681Wrap Tails inside a VM, where the outer VM runs Tor and handles the network

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by arma

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by billstein

Have you thought about encouraging Win users to use a sandboxing solution instead of running a VM? I can see how users nit already running VMs could find the whole process cumbersome. My personal favorite is Sandboxie. Thoughts?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

  • Keywords needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

  • Component changed from Tor bundles/installation to Tor Browser
  • Keywords flash added
  • Owner changed from erinn to tbb-team

See also #7470.

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