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posted by takyon on Tuesday August 01 2017, @08:52AM   Printer-friendly
from the click-our-summary's-specially-crafted-URLs dept.

"This release features an important security update to Tor Browser for Linux users. On Linux systems with GVfs/GIO support Firefox allows to bypass proxy settings as it ships a whitelist of supported protocols. Once an affected user navigates to a specially crafted URL the operating system may directly connect to the remote host, bypassing Tor Browser. Tails and Whonix users, and users of our sandboxed Tor Browser are unaffected, though."


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Arik on Tuesday August 01 2017, @11:43AM (6 children)

    by Arik (4543) on Tuesday August 01 2017, @11:43AM (#547596) Journal
    Once again the former gives a bad name to, well, anyone foolish enough to ship it.
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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by kaszz on Tuesday August 01 2017, @12:41PM (3 children)

    by kaszz (4211) on Tuesday August 01 2017, @12:41PM (#547611) Journal

    GNOME needs systemd which is a product of RedHat. Which is controlled by its chairman Shelton. That is a career military officer.

    Anyone got the message? ;-)

  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday August 02 2017, @08:29AM (1 child)

    by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Wednesday August 02 2017, @08:29AM (#547875) Homepage
    Yeah, I was going to post something similar, framed around the following rhetorical question:

    So, who should we blame for this - RedHat (current majority contributor to Gnome), well known for things such as systemd, or Miguel de Icaza (originator of Gnome), well known for trying to push .NET into Linux?
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02 2017, @06:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 02 2017, @06:48PM (#548049)
      Pretty sure de Icaza hasn't had anything to do with GNOME - or working - for years. He got a cushy sinecure from Microsoft after he endorsed .NET iirc.