[Bug 237268] [NEW] Formatting errors in alert for invalid security certificate

era era+launchpad.net at iki.fi
Wed Jun 4 06:00:19 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

When I right-click on a link and select "Open Link in New Tab" from the
menu, an alert is displayed if the page in the new tab has an invalid
SSL certificate.

However, the alert box is malformed; the text contains bare HTML tags
and a literal (null) where I imagine the author expected to see a live
link and some text.

The following is as faithful as I can make it.  For company policy
reasons, I cannot provide a screen shot, as it would reveal internal
server names etc.


  host.example.com:443 uses an invalid security certificate.

  The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.
  The certificate is only valid for <a id="cert_domain_link" title="secure.example.com">(null)

  (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

The page which is displayed in the new tab also has the (null) string in
the text "The certificate is only valid for (null)".

Hardy amd64; I have the feeling a recent Firefox 3 upgrade (RC1) might
have introduced this error.

vnix$ lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu 8.04
Release:        8.04

vnix$ apt-cache policy firefox
  Installed: 3.0~rc1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Candidate: 3.0~rc1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.0~rc1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

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

Formatting errors in alert for invalid security certificate
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