Closed Bug 205183 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
Security Module fails for HTTPS site without prompting for FIPS password
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: mozilla-win32-1.4b-installer-sea.exe (12,155,600 bytes), dated 07 May 2003 22:59:16 I have a FIPS password set from Mozilla 1.3, with "The first time its needed" prompting. I'm running Windows XP Pro (not SP1) with 1.5G of RAM, no swap file with an Ethernet/ADSL512 Internet connection. When I ran Mozilla 1.4b and entered an HTTPS address (any works), a dialog appeared saying that the security module had failed, no FIPS prompt or anything else. IMHO this is a serious fault because I use SLL for purchasing and email, so I had to downgrade back to Mozilla 1.3 and live with the following fault: Mozilla 1.3 also had FIPS issues e.g. https://www.chillblast.com reliably crashes Mozilla (if the 1st SSL site visited) because the central frame links to a CSS file on the HTTPS server and the FIPS passwork prompt causes a deadlock and crash. Mozilla 1.4a did not fix this issue, so I downgraded from that too. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Goto any SSL site. 2. 3. Actual Results: For the SSL site, a dialog appeared saying the security module had failed, it didn't even ask me for my FIPS passwork. The security preferences don't allow me to use any useful security functionality because I hadn't been prompted for my FIPS password. I don't consider reseting the password as useful because I would loose all my data, probably for nothing. Expected Results: Prompt me for my FIPS password for the 1st SSL site. Allow me to use the security preferences.
did you uninstall Moz 1.3 before installing 1.4b ?
SSL-related issues are PSM, not browser.
Assignee: mstoltz → ssaux
Component: Security: General → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
QA Contact: carosendahl → bmartin
Version: Trunk → 2.4
No I didn't, at first (IMHO I shouldn't have, any uninstall should be automatic, if required). Next try I uninstalled Mozilla and tried again, it still failed. I had enough and reinstalled Mozilla 1.3 and it got confused a few times before it rediscovered my profile, so I could see my bookmarks again, scary as I thought I had lost all my bookmarks initially.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200775 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.