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RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INVALID
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Newton, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092414 Firefox/3.0.3 FirePHP/0.1.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092414 Firefox/3.0.3 FirePHP/0.1.2

Every search I make from the search bar is sent to syslog. I'm guessing for some that this would be a pretty big privacy concern, since system.log is world readable:

Oct 28 15:44:05 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: In data: "7"
Oct 28 15:44:05 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: Out data: "7"
Oct 28 15:44:05 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: In data: "79"
Oct 28 15:44:05 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: Out data: "79"
Oct 28 15:44:06 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: In data: "7960 logo"
Oct 28 15:44:06 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: Out data: "7960+logo"
Oct 28 15:44:07 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: In data: "7960 logo "
Oct 28 15:44:07 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: Out data: "7960+logo+"
Oct 28 15:44:10 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: In data: "7960 logo grey"
Oct 28 15:44:10 host [0x0-0x282282].org.mozilla.firefox[93888]: *** Search: getSubmission: Out data: "7960+logo+grey"

Reproducible: Always

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If you go to about:config and filter for browser.search.log, is it set to true, and in bold with "user set" in the status column?
We print that output to stdout when you have browser.search.log set to true (default is false). The fact that it ends up in system.log is OS X's fault, I think.
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Comment 3

9 years ago
Yes, it is set to true in my profile. However, this data should be logged to a location within the user's profile directory, not to syslog.
As I said, we log it to stdout. The fact that OSX takes stdout and puts it in system.log isn't something we can control.
(As far as I know, anyways.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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