Status

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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: wesley, Assigned: vladimir+bm)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1

Clicking on [bookmarks] - [Firefox and Mozilla Links] - [Firefox Start Page]
results in http://www.google.com/firefox/ url in address bar and 404 Not Found
error (The requested URL /firefox/ was not found on this server.) being returned
by Google.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Bookmarks
2.Firefox Mozilla Links
3.Firefox Start page

Actual Results:  
http://www.google.com/firefox/ url in address bar and 404 Not Found error (The
requested URL /firefox/ was not found on this server.) returned by Google

Expected Results:  
http://start.mozilla.org/firefox/ should load as indicated in the Propeties
Dialog box

This is occuring with the saferfox theme. I have not tested with other themes. I
will select severity as Major although I consider it to be a Critical issue when
trying to convince new users about security. Loading a url not specified in the
properties dialog could be serious risk. Therefore I will send a security email
also to reference this bug.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
I have switched back to the default theme and still produce the same exact results.
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
Not a security exploit, clearing confidential flag.

The redirection is intended, Google is hosting the Firefox start page. Somehow
your prefs got an extra '/' at the end, and that's being copied as part of the
redirect. "http://www.google.com/firefox/" is not found, the real start page is
 "http://www.google.com/firefox"

Remove the trailing slash in firefox/ from your prefs and it will work fine. I
don't know how you got in this state, perhaps it was that way in an earlier version.
Group: security
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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