Tor browser IP address leak

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barbaz
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Tor browser IP address leak

Post by barbaz » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:29 pm

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... pdate-now/
I can't access the Firefox bug, so I have no idea whether I care. Does this matter to users who don't use TOR or a proxy?
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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yes_noscript

Re: Tor browser IP address leak

Post by yes_noscript » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:40 am

Its already fixed.
The problem was URLs start with file://

And only Linux & Mac was affected

See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24136
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/3.4 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.0

barbaz
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Re: Tor browser IP address leak

Post by barbaz » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:54 pm

Thanks yes_noscript. I looked at the patches, but I don't understand it well enough to tell whether this matters to users like me who don't use TOR or a proxy.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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yes_noscript

Re: Tor browser IP address leak

Post by yes_noscript » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:00 pm

I dont think this affect non-TOR users
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/3.4 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.0

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Re: Tor browser IP address leak

Post by barbaz » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:36 pm

yes_noscript wrote:I dont think this affect non-TOR users
Thanks!
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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