[CentOS] C5 : Firefox 38 bug

Sat Jun 13 18:11:21 UTC 2015
jd1008 <jd1008 at gmail.com>

On 06/12/2015 11:57 AM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 10:55:47AM -0600, jd1008 wrote:
>> The most offensive problems of using browsers is that
>> they do not tell you nor ask your permission when javascripts
>> spy on your entire storage contents.
> Huh?  You've been misinformed.  Certainly there have been exploits
> against browsers to bypass the sandbox, but this isn't the default
> configuration in any browser I know of.guration or no,
Configuration or no, the developer told me the bottom line
scoop. FF, SM, IE, ....etc, all execute javascripts like obedient

>> I had asked a java developer at Sun Microsystems about
>> what Sun means when it says that Java runs in a sandbox?
>> Just what is the sandbox?
>> I also asked if browsers that execute javascripts are retricted
>> to this notion of a sandbox that does not leak out into
>> the rest of the system.
>> He said the "sandbox" is the entire storage on your computer.
> Java != JavaScript.  It's a common misconception.  Perhaps that's why
> this java developer might have answered the way he did, although I'm
> fairly certain Java sandboxes can also be restricted (although I'm norowsers
> Java developer) so they don't have access to the entire storage of
> your computer.  Certainly, simple UNIX permissions prevent both Java
> and browsers from getting access to the *entire* storage on your
> computer, unless they're used to exploit some other vulnerability.
> If you're concerned about JavaScript, I suggest looking into the
> NoScript firefox extension.
All your browsing history, all cookies ...etc are open books
as far as many javascripts are concerned.
For example, all browsers execute the javascript called

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