User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051017 Firefox/1.6a1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051017 Firefox/1.6a1 if try to download any *.iso file from http://ftp.knoppix.nl/os/Linux/distr/knoppix/ , browser try to open file as plain text in browser window. If file is too big browser hang ore freez till i kill it with prozess meneger. Possible Buffer-Overflow Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to http://ftp.knoppix.nl/os/Linux/distr/knoppix/ 2.Open any link with *.iso extension for examle http://ftp.knoppix.nl/os/Linux/distr/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD-2005-09-23-EN.iso 3. Wait Actual Results: Trying to open in the browser window. Expected Results: Download the link with download manager ore ask what to do with it.
It's opened in the browser window by default because the server sends Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 instead of some type that would be interpreted as a binary file. The browser doesn't seem to be truly hung, it's just unresponsive as it tries to display such a large amount of data. It does eventually respond to menu clicks (but it's effectively useless), purify doesn't find any memory errors. I think this is just a DoS at best.
Unusablity for large page, see for example bug 99943. As for the fact the ISO is sent as text, I guess that is TE.
Assignee: nobody → dutch
Severity: critical → normal
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Download Manager → Dutch
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: download.manager → dutch
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: trying to open *.iso file as plain/text in browser window, if file is big browser freezd → knoppix.nl - server sends *.iso files as plain/text, so they will open in the browser window
Going to that site, i get a "Welcome at ftp.nluug.nl". Assuming that nluug.nl are the true webmasters. Sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority: -- → P3
Got msg from web master that he changed the content type. And indeed this is fixed; marking as such.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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