Closed Bug 1576681 Opened 5 months ago Closed 5 months ago

Extension Block Request: Ad-Blocker

Categories

(Toolkit :: Blocklist Policy Requests, task)

task
Not set

Tracking

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RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: robwu, Assigned: Fallen)

Details

Extension name Ad-Blocker
Extension versions affected 4.0.0
Platforms affected <all platforms>
Block severity hard

Reason

Executes remote code in all web pages and in the extension's background page.

Extension IDs

{b89efd87-232e-4829-87d2-22148919d72f}

Additional Information

ext/GlobalNotifierJS.js is a content script that runs on every website and loads remote code.
ext/GlobalNotifierStats.js is a background script that loads remote code.

I’ve reviewed the add-on and confirmed that it is executing remote code.

Assignee: nobody → philipp
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

The block has been pushed.

Group: blocklist-requests
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Dude, please get lost with blocking an important and useful extension for mozilla

Like, my firefox barely works without ad blocker due to invasive ads, how is this report being taken seriously? Ad Blocker doesn't cause problems

(In reply to nocturneofsolace from comment #4)

Like, my firefox barely works without ad blocker due to invasive ads, how is this report being taken seriously? Ad Blocker doesn't cause problems

As stated in the report, the add-on was found to be loading remote code in every website, and in the extension page. This means that whenever you browse the web, the extension was sending a request to an external server, and that server could read and modify anything on any website that you were visiting. This is a serious security and privacy issue.

If you want to block ads, you could use a reputable blocker such as uBlock Origin - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

If you really want to continue using this add-on (despite this report), an older version (3.0.0) is still available at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ads-blocker/versions/

Please note we've blocked all versions of this add-on due to the behavior. As Rob mentioned, please check addons.mozilla.org for a different ad blocker. Thank you for your understanding.

The report is Bull Shit! the Blocker was working just fine and I had no problems of any kind, also this add on I got was from addons.mozilla.org and have had it for a while. Perhaps the person making the report has another PC issue, more like a bug up his ass.

@BobW. , nocturneofsolace
If you don't know what's "remote code execution" please go educate yourself. Why cant you guys just install some other ad blocker and move on?

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As this thread has devolved into personal attacks, I am closing comments on this thread.

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