Widespread Firefox issues
kmedcalf at dessus.com
Sat May 4 15:30:41 UTC 2019
I will stick to the "clearly false" since it is now well to the point where we are in 2019-05-04 (even in local UT1, let alone UTC), studies are disabled (and have been since forever), no studies have been loaded, and my extensions still work quite fine, thank-you. Attempting to install a "new" extension fails with a "bad signature" error.
Is the "permanent fix" going to be proper validation of signatures I wonder?
Or will they still consider the signature (made while there was ink in the pen) to be invalid after the pen runs out of ink?
Or, more accurately, not invalidate the handwritten signature after the death of the witness. Lordy forbid that the "real world" worked like that ... invalidating the signature on a contract merely because the witness or signer got killed by a rogue bus ... What a lovely way to render a contract nul ab initio -- just kill one of the witnesses ...
The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.
>From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Brielle
>Sent: Saturday, 4 May, 2019 08:30
>To: nanog at nanog.org
>Subject: Re: Widespread Firefox issues
>So, for being "Clearly false", the hotfix pushed out by the Firefox
>Studies feature is...
>An updated intermediate certificate!
>You can turn on the Studies option under Privacy & Security for a
>while, then check about:studies and you should see one or two in
>regarding the xpi verification/signing. Once you have those two
>studies, you can disable Studies again.
>Likely we'll see a full fix with a point release of Firefox in a day
>On 5/3/2019 8:48 PM, Keith Medcalf wrote:
>> Clearly false, since it is 2019-05-04 02:46:31.342994 now and
>nothing whatsoever happened to my Firefox browser, and all the
>extensions are still working just fine.
>> The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to
>Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Brielle
>>> Sent: Friday, 3 May, 2019 19:56
>>> To: NANOG list
>>> Subject: Widespread Firefox issues
>>> Just an FYI since this is bound to impact users:
>>> Basically, Mozilla forgot to renew an intermediate cert, and
>>> Firefox browsers have mass-disabled addons.
>>> Brielle Bruns
>>> The Summit Open Source Development Group
>>> http://www.sosdg.org / http://www.ahbl.org
>The Summit Open Source Development Group
>http://www.sosdg.org / http://www.ahbl.org
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