Multiple master password requests on startup AND another semi-related issue

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 499233

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Firefox
Security
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 499233
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Eric, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20100107 Fedora/3.5.6-1.fc12 Firefox/3.5.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20100107 Fedora/3.5.6-1.fc12 Firefox/3.5.6

When I start Firefox and it is restoring tabs that require login credentials, it will give me multiple requests for my master password when only one should be required. 

Possibly related to this is when I start Firefox and one of my tabs has Flash content(and possibly other content but I only notice this with Flash) Firefox will start to play that content before I've even entered the master password. This could be a massive security issue depending on what content is being played, etc. but fortunately in my case it's just annoying.

My recommendation is to move the request for the master password to an earlier stage of the Firefox startup process so that there is no need to re-enter it. This would/could also address the above issue with "non-authorized" play of Flash content if done at the proper stage.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Shutdown Firefox with more than 1 tab that will require a login.
2. Start Firefox and it'll request the master password multiple times.
3.
Actual Results:  
I get multiple master password requests.

Expected Results:  
I would think that 1 request for the master password would be enough no matter how many tabs were requiring login credentials assuming the timeout period for it hasn't expired or the like.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 499233
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