JavaScript while(1){} kills firefox

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Firefox
General
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critical
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Peter Pötzi, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [sg:dos], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12

When a while(1){} happens Firefox crashes!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Go to this site: http://peterp.brandlehner.at/ffbug.html
Actual Results:  
Firefox is dead

Expected Results:  
Firefox should ask for stopping this script

All tabs are away
A DOS attack , does not need to stay hidden.
Group: core-security
Whiteboard: dupme
(In reply to comment #0)
> Go to this site: http://peterp.brandlehner.at/ffbug.html

> Firefox should ask for stopping this script

It does ask, after 4-5 seconds.

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: dupme → [sg:dos]
If I go to http://peterp.brandlehner.at/ffbug.html with the current nightly on OS X 10.7.3, I see no DOS or other bad behavior.

Firefox is responsive and works fine.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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