[Bug 325975] [NEW] Some dialogs may be very very annoying (authorization required for example)

David Dallet ddmdllt at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 00:18:48 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox


I just try to go on a website that is currently down, and I got an
"Authorization Required" box. This behaviour is probably normal on
firefox side.

However, I tried to view the same page using Google cache, and it was
like a nightmare : too many "authorization required" boxes appeared (I
suspect one for each "img" attribute at least). I was not able to close
the "tab" (or see another tab) before I managed to close all dialog
boxes (above 20 I believe).

As someone can forge a page with as many "img" tags as s/he wants and
since the "pictures" may refer to a document requiring authentification,
I think it's not only an usability bug. (A malicious web page may
prevent the user from switching to other tabs).

My version of firefox is 3.0.5 and I'm using kubuntu 8.04 (hardy) but I
wouldn't be surprised if the problem affects other versions (or even
other distributions).


David Dallet

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

Some dialogs may be very very annoying (authorization required for example)
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