Website changed my reload preferences

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Firefox
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critical
8 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: hardcastlej, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

A website changed my reload preferences so each time I opened Firefox it automatically did "restore last session".

Had to go in Options and change it.

The website had constant pop-ups, (especially the "Dont navigate away from this page OK/CANCEL") and tried to do an automatic download.

I think this link points to the webpage

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03/angellicaFHM_450x250.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/43267-angelica-reveals-her-sexy-new-image&h=250&w=450&sz=24&tbnid=WdmUsQ1SmqBbmM:&tbnh=71&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3DAngellica%2BBell&usg=__9lTUG3rzMXOChx4daIFy18J3Ct4=&ei=ml3DS4z9I4X00gTpvcCTCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CAgQ9QEwAA

I searched for Angellica Bell (a uk actress on TV) its the "nice sofa" (ahem) picture that goes to the link.

I think I've cleared it, but I'll have to do a full AV scan now just in case.

Reproducible: Always




Block the website doing an auto reload and auto download.

It changed these Options so what other options can it change?

I have just updated to the newer version of Firefox (I was only on the previous build) and I have not tried the website since...
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Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 512788
Group: core-security
Confirmed on FF 26 Nightly.

Steps to reproduce:

- Open http://metro.co.uk/2007/03/29/angelica-reveals-her-sexy-new-image-233226/ (slightly nsfw) in a fresh browser instance
- Open a new tab
- Close Metro.co.uk
- Close the browser
- Restart the browser

Note that if you just close the browser again it forgets about the "remembered" tab.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Created attachment 798517 [details]
Screenshot of General prefs window after reopening FF
More details: OK, apparently the steps to repro above don't work.

- Open http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03/angellicaFHM_450x250.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/43267-angelica-reveals-her-sexy-new-image&h=250&w=450&sz=24&tbnid=WdmUsQ1SmqBbmM:&tbnh=71&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3DAngellica%2BBell&usg=__9lTUG3rzMXOChx4daIFy18J3Ct4=&ei=ml3DS4z9I4X00gTpvcCTCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CAgQ9QEwAA (slightly nsfw) in a fresh browser instance
- CLick the "x" button next to the image. It should open a page on metro.co.uk.
- Open a new tab
- Close Metro.co.uk
- Close the browser
- Restart the browser


Interestingly, the General prefs window is blank (see attachment 798517 [details]), though it fixes itself the second time I open it. I'll have to see if this behavior is consistent.
Note: for me, popups were blocked by default and there was no download.
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