Closed Bug 1123291 Opened 7 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Tighten rules for Mac OS content process sandbox on 10.6 10.7 and 10.8

Categories

(Core :: Security: Process Sandboxing, defect)

All
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

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RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: areinald.bug, Unassigned, Mentored)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: sbmc1)

Really a follow up of bug 1083344 which brought sandbox rules only for 10.9 and 10.10. This bug is opened to address older supported system versions and has lower priority. It should be worked on when e10s is stabilized.
Blocks: 1076385
Whiteboard: sbmc1
We should determine the results of this discussion before moving forward on this bug.

Intent to deprecate: MacOS 10.6-10.8 support

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/mozilla.dev.platform/osx$20support/mozilla.dev.platform/gXZj0rQWEfI/iu3ITBPABgAJ
We've now communicated the plan to end support for these older OS X releases:

  https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2016/04/29/update-on-firefox-support-for-os-x/

Quoting the blog post,

  "Mozilla will end support for Firefox on OS X 10.6, 10.7,
  and 10.8 in August, 2016. At that time, Firefox will continue
  to function on these platforms but will no longer receive
  new feature or security updates.

  Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 45 will continue to
  support OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 until mid-2017, but this
  ESR release will be the last that supports them."

Given the plan to end support, changes we make now that ride the trains will never end up running on 10.6-10.8 so it's not practical to work on improving the sandbox for those OS versions.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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