Open Bug 1769345 Opened 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago

URL should be passed to the firefox command on standard input rather than argument, for security

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(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, enhancement)

Desktop
Linux
enhancement

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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: vincent-moz, Unassigned)

Details

The current usage as described by "firefox --help" is

Usage: firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

i.e. the URL is passed as an argument. However, this is not secure as other users of the machine can see the URL, e.g. with the "ps" utility. Instead, there should be an option tell firefox to read the URL on the standard input (for instance, it can be passed via a pipe).

Severity: -- → N/A
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