Stop script button does not appear on warning dialog box on screen without dragging and expanding repeatedly. Possible security problem as a result.




8 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: oliver.lindenbrook, Unassigned)


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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100915 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.6.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100915 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.6.10

Typed in google search using igoogle. Got an unresponsive script message, but the stop script and cancel buttons were not shown. I had to keep dragging the dialog to the left off the screen and then stretching the dialog out to the right, until the button became visible. This revealed a very, very, very long URL. I only did this because i new the button should be there somewhere, others might simply close or reduce the dialog, causing a possible security risk if the script proves harmful.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Visit website with very long URL or many parameters
2.Start a script which does not respond
3.A warning dialog will appear. If the URL and parameters is long enough, the stop button will not be visible.
Actual Results:  
Unable to reproduce un-responsive script to order.

Expected Results:  
Show the URL in its own text box, with a horizontal scroll bar if needed, so the buttons always appear on the screen, because the dialog is now always the same size.
Ugly to be sure, but doesn't need to be a hidden bug to protect users. Users can always cancel the script by hitting the ESC key. That's always a safe course of action in this situation (may not be what you want if you're on a slow computer and you really want the script to continue, but that's not a security issue).

On Mac this is implemented as a "sheet" so there's no "dragging and stretching" possible as a work-around to find the buttons.
Group: core-security

Comment 2

5 years ago
Created attachment 767902 [details]
Buttons offscreen

I think I hit this bug while browsing to a very long page on Wikipedia ( If you have a slow CPU or something using already, and make a slow script warning popup on this page, you get a very long (horizontally) popup, and the buttons are offscreen. The problem it's not so big because the X button still show up. The attached image is a screenshot showing the problem.

Comment 3

5 years ago
Oh, I see this problem on Windows 7.


4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1104875
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