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Firefox creates /tmp/CGLog_Firefox_<pid> files on Mac

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1092855

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1092855
4 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: mdietze, Unassigned)

Tracking

33 Branch
x86
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0
Build ID: 20140716183446

Steps to reproduce:

Run Firefox Version 32.0 or greater on a Mac machine.


Actual results:

A file /tmp/CGLog_Firefox_<pid> is created containing a log of mouse actions and keystrokes. This is sensitive data. 

Maybe this has been caused by some debug code that was not removed from the final product, however the existence of this file and its contents raise serious doubt and insecurity on privacy.


Expected results:

The file should thus no longer be created. Also some information about how and why this happened seems necessary as this is an issue because of which people may have serious doubs on whether FF protects their privacy. 

Please see also this thread in the support forum: https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1028140#answer-653622

Updated

4 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1092855

Updated

3 years ago
Group: core-security → core-security-release
Group: core-security-release
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