1.5 RC1 - Logging into gmail, told system to remember password and typed it wrong got stuck in a loop




13 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: rhilgers, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5

I visited gmail today to login and typed my login info wrong but accidentally told firefox to remember the password.  I got the login incorrect error.  Then tried again with the correct password and firefox is stuck in a loop about every second firefox generates another auth code and it keeps looping.   For some reason the auth number below will change every second.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type the wrong uid or password in mail.google.com
2. tell system to save it
3. enter in the correct password the 2nd time

I tried to go to tools options privacy view passwords to remove the google password and I'm still getting the same problem.  Cannot login everytime I visit  I get he same problem, it trys to auto login and gets stuck in a loop.

Actual Results:  
...loading .... N times does not seem to login or stop.

Expected Results:  
just a login to gmail and be able to see the inbox.
I let it loop maybe 60 times and cannot get it to stop.

maybe a security problem maybe not.

Comment 1

13 years ago
This doesn't sound like a security hole to me.
Group: security
I can't reproduce it. If I enter an incorrect password I stay on https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth. I only get to the mail.google.com server when I enter a correct password, and then I see my mail.

You need to work it out with user support groups (http://forums.mozillazine.org or http://www.mozilla.org/support/) to figure out what's unique to your situation. You might be asked for a cookie log (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/netlib/cookies/cookie-log.html) or an http log (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/netlib/http/http-debugging.html).

Speaking of cookies, in addition to deleting any stored google/gmail passwords delete your google cookies as well and see if that helps.

Comment 3

12 years ago
Is this still reproducible on FF2.0 beta 1?

Comment 4

12 years ago
Please reopen if you can reproduce on FF2.0 beta or trunk. Works fine here.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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