[Bug 220507] [NEW] Firefox owned by a bad joke.

Turbo axelhc at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 22 05:53:00 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

Recently I received one of those... jokes, that makes the way through

It's a a very simple link wich arranges the code in such a way that you loose control of the affected tab and Firefox. 
I mean, there is NOTHING you can do about it, except close Firefox in the hard way. If you have several tabs you
will have to reopen Firefox and faster than light, close the offending tab before it finish loading.

In this case it's all about a bad joke but I was thinking what else can be done if someone does a similar "job"
with a darker purpose. What I mean is: It's not acceptable that a web page, no matter the contents, takes full
control of a given Tab, I tried with Opera and, after several seconds "digesting" the link, it successfully allowed
to close the Tab, so it can be fixed in Firefox too. ;-) ;-)

Here goes the link, PLEASE, remember, it won't allow you to close the Tab or regain control of Firefox in no way, 
not even pressing the keyboards shortcuts or clicking the menus. Changing the options for Javascript do not help
either. Also, I tried with beta 4, the new version of Firefox included in Ubuntu 8.04 and it's affected too.

I beg you all excuse me for the link's content (XXX), I'm doing this just for the sole purpose of improving the already
great quality of Firefox....



Best Regards,


My sytem: Full patched Ubuntu 7.10, Firefox version:

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 22 00:12:41 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: firefox
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux Ubuntico 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

Firefox owned by a bad joke.
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