Open Bug 615439 Opened 13 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Firefox doesn't do a proper refresh after ssl-error(s) like ssl_error_bad_cert_domain

Categories

(Firefox :: Security, defect)

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows 7
defect

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: asdfetrhrt, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12

Due to a webserver misconfiguration (regarding virtual hosts and ssl) I got an ssl_error_bad_cert_domain error from firefox for all my domains.
I've tried many webserver-configurations and thought i can test them hitting F5 (refresh) - but that's wrong.
Firefox seems to cache the ssl_error_bad_cert_domain result and doesn't update even on a refresh.
My webserver configuration was fine, but didn't work in Firefox, therefore I tested the request in another browser and it worked. That's how I discovered this "bug. Restarting Firefox helped (to clear the cache?) and my domains were working again

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Prompt a ssl_error_bad_cert_domain error in firefox. (Caused by a certificate for another domain as the requested)
2. Fix the certificate error on your webserver.
3. Hit F5 in apache - the error will still be there.
Actual Results:  
See Details.

Firefox caches the error.

Expected Results:  
Firefox should do a real refresh when telling it to do so.
Summary: Firefox doesn't do a proper refresh after ssl-error(s; like ssl_error_bad_cert_domain) → Firefox doesn't do a proper refresh after ssl-error(s) like ssl_error_bad_cert_domain
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Severity: minor → S4
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