Closed Bug 247872 Opened 19 years ago Closed 17 years ago
Add secure site notification to pages that post to secure address
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 This may be an unreasonable request but it would be desirable to have notification if a form will be submitted to a secure URL even though the form is not secure. It is often that a form like a login form is not secure but posts to a secure URL and having notification of this would help to ease the users mind. A possible pitfall with this feature is that when multiple forms are used on a page, one could be secure (possibly a trojan form or perhaps just another form) while others are not. A workaround could be to only display the notification if _all_ forms on the page post to secure URLs, or perhaps if there is only a single form on the page. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Not sure if this is a dup or not. What we should do is this: A form on a secured page must submit to the same server as shown in the URL bar.... or a very serious dialog appears. This gets rid of frames as a workaround to mask who it really is your sending data too.
leave this UNCO ?
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isn't this a security bug ? Jesse, you know a dupe of this ?
I don't know whether this is a dup of the top of my head. I was about to WONTFIX this for reasons given in http://www.squarefree.com/2005/05/28/banks-and-https/, but Robert Accettura's idea in comment 1 is interesting.
Assignee: firefox → kaie.bugs
Component: General → Security: UI
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Robert's comment 1 seems almost the opposite of this bug. At least as I read it, he's saying that on a secure page, the forms must submit back to the server in the url bar (even, or especially, for child frames). Interesting idea, probably breaks too much of the web-as-it-is, but in any case needs its own bug. Too big a morph from this one. Jesse's interpretation seems to be that on a NON SSL page, a form that submits securely back to the visible host might be allowed without a warning. I dunno, that only encourages them. And in lots of current cases that won't make the warning go away because they use different hosts for logging in (e.g. https://login.yahoo.com vs mail.yahoo.com and so on with the login form). Maybe a separate bug from this one if you think it's worth persuing. This one I'd like to go on record as WONTFIX as a popular but very bad idea.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Dan read my mind correctly :)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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