Closed Bug 861302 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago
DB to be used from about:home
It's currently not working, we have a patch by Jan Varga that fixes the issue though we need a content developer to evaluate its safety.
Trying Boris, just by looking at ThirdPartyUtil.cpp hg log Otherwise I suppose Sicking may review this...
Comment on attachment 736906 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1.0 What guarantees that aHostURI can't be about:blank from some web page?
Comment on attachment 736906 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1.0 Pending response to comment 2...
(In reply to Boris Zbarsky (:bz) from comment #2) > Comment on attachment 736906 [details] [diff] [review] > patch v1.0 > > What guarantees that aHostURI can't be about:blank from some web page? I'd say nothing, is about:home the only problematic case? I suppose the other about pages are more under our (or add-ons) control. I can make about:home return NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG
ehr sorry, I meant about:blank
Addons can add about: stuff with arbitrary security characteristics, including making them same-origin with random websites. The real question I had was whether the incoming URI is from a _principal_ or whether it's a document URI. And if it's the latter, why.
So the call comes from nsGlobalWindow::GetIndexedDB, it invokes thirdPartyUtil->IsThirdPartyWindow(this, nullptr, &isThirdParty), so not passing any URI. This invokes ThirdPartyUtil::GetURIFromWindow, that QI the window to nsIScriptObjectPrincipal, then it invokes GetPrincipal() and from the principal GetURI. The URI is then directly passed to GetBaseDomain. I skimmed through the getBaseDomain consumers and I didn't see much issues around. Though, most of the ThirdPartyUtils methods base the result on IsThirdPartyInternal, that compares 2 domains. Since both of them may be acquired through GetBaseDomain, that means it will return false if file:// and about: uris are compared, or even if about: uris with different privileges are compared. I don't know how problematic that may be though, since I don't know much about the security checks that rely on ThirdPartyUtils.
Comment on attachment 736906 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1.0 Oh, hmm. Right, this is not just changing the indexeddb code... :( Can we somehow special-case the about: stuff just for indexeddb, perhaps? One other thing: this is apparently about: URIs that are _not_ system-principal that we're talking about here?
So far I only need it from about:home, that is content privileged. I can't predict future needs though, but probably we should attack that problem when it arises. I could hack a bypass in nsGlobalWindow::GetIndexedDB, checking if the URI is for an about page and skipping the isThirdPartyWindow check. Or even providing a whitelist that so far would just be about:home. But again I admit my ignorance whether that would be safe to do, I suppose the whitelist of URIs that can skip the isThirdPartyWindow check is the safer path?
This is a more restricted patch that just whitelists about:home for indexedDB
Comment on attachment 739858 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1.1 >+ nsAutoCString spec; >+ skipThirdPartyCheck = NS_SUCCEEDED(uri->GetSpec(spec)) && >+ spec.EqualsLiteral("about:home"); Better (or at least less string-copying) would be: nsCAutoString path; skipThirdPartyCheck = NS_SUCCEEDED(uri->GetPath(path)) && path.EqualsLiteral("home"); r=me with that
Attachment #739858 - Flags: review?(bzbarsky) → review+
Oh, and I agree that this is the safest patch we can do here, and probably the right way to go.
Summary: Allow indedexDB to be used from about: pages → Allow indedexDB to be used from about:home
Attachment #739858 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla23
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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