javascript ads blocking should be improved



14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: chtrusch, Assigned: dveditz)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050305
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050305

Go to the specified website, no matter how you fiddle with blocking
settings/ etc, you get a popup or a rederection in
the same window/tab to an advertizing site. Also go to any geocities website ads
have a look at what overlay ads can do; there is no way to prevent this except
turning off javascript, with reduces the functionality of the browser

Reproducible: Always

I couldn't check for duplicates because the search engine isnÄt working right now.

Comment 1

14 years ago triggered an intruder detection alert in
Norton Internet Security here, warning of a hight risk intrusion attack
(HTTP_MSIE_DHTML_Edit_Ctrl_Attack) from The firewall closed down
the connections from that site for 30 minutes. No popup other than Norton Firewalls

Comment 2

14 years ago
describes the exployt - seems it's a phishing/spoofing attempt via a
cross-domain vulnerability described at
Over to security component for evaluation 
Assignee: general → dveditz
Component: General → Security
QA Contact: general → seamonkey

Comment 3

14 years ago
For me popups are blocked with Mozilla (incl. the plugin pref). But I see only
normal calls.

Comment 4

14 years ago
WFM, the ad server must've changed, and there's not enough detail here to fix
anything. Please search for duplicate bugs before filing, we've got a lot on
improving the popup blocker.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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