PSM, then browser crashes on SSL sites (w/proxy?)



18 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: asim, Assigned: ddrinan0264)


1.0 Branch
Windows NT

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18 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (WinNT; U)
BuildID:    2001040404 (duplicated in 2001040504)

Using build 2001040404 & 2001040504 -- Going to any SSL site (logging into,, using my bank's online services, 
logging into my ISP's web forms) crashes PSM, and then produces this message in 
the browser window:

"Host Required in Request
Description: Your browser did not send a hostname as part of requested the url. 
The configuration of this proxy requires a hostname to sent as part of the url"

After that message, Mozilla either locks up or goes to 95%+ CPU time (PII 450). 
Have removed and reinstalled, and I am behind a proxy, accessed through an IP 
address (and manually set). My platform is WinNT SP6.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up build 2001040404 (behind proxy?)
2. Go to

Actual Results:  First PSM crashes, then browser pops up error, then Mozilla 
dies or takes up almost all the CPU.

Expected Results:  Opened up SSL-secured web site

the same happens on linux, build 2001040508, this should be a blocker...!?
Assignee: mstoltz → ddrinan
Component: Security: General → Security: Crypto
QA Contact: ckritzer → junruh

Comment 3

18 years ago
I experience the same problem. I am also on WinNT 4 Sp6a and I am behind a
firewall/proxy. This is definitely a blocker for me. It is realy frustrating me
to continually see the SSL capabilaties of Mozilla broken, especially when
behind a proxy :-(

Comment 4

18 years ago
Actually, since the initial proxy SSL problems were fixed, this is the first 
diffculity I've had.

Additional info:
Tested it on my home system, which is not behind a proxy, just a firewall. 
Running Win2K, SP1 (Dual PII 350). Grabbed build 2001040520 and installed it, 
then tried logging in at and 
with success.
Then turned on Internet Junkbuster Proxy on my PC, and configured both Mozilla 
and IE 5.5 to use the Junkbuster. Re-tried, Mozilla 
did _not_ crash, but came up with screen that had only this:
This is also exactly what shows up in Mozilla's "view source" document. IE 
rendered it fine. Also tried logging it at, but could 
not due to unrelated problems with Junkbuster dealing with Hotmail's SLL/cookie 
setup and redirect.
So, to reproduce:
1) Go to in Mozilla, outside of a proxy, and see if 
it comes up (be careful you do not go to -- they look 
very much alike)
2) Get behind a proxy, or simply go and and install a copy of a proxy 
(Junkbusters can be found at )
3) Configure Mozilla to use the proxy
4) Go to

You should get a screen with just the HTML tags showing, as above.
Hope this helps!

Comment 5

18 years ago
using the last couple of nightly builds, I get a PSM failure, but not
a browser crash. (ATM I'm running build 2001041200)

Comment 6

18 years ago
the last problem with junkbuster is dup of bug 75865

Comment 7

18 years ago
Since there is no longer a crash, marking this a dupe of bug 75865.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75865 ***
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 8

18 years ago

Comment 9

18 years ago
corected URL scheme...

Comment 10

18 years ago
Mass changing Security:Crypto to PSM
Component: Security: Crypto → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
Version: other → 2.1

Comment 11

18 years ago
Mass changing Security:Crypto to PSM


14 years ago
Component: Security: UI → Security: UI
Product: PSM → Core


11 years ago
Version: psm2.1 → 1.0 Branch
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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