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Re: ping Walt, bug about add-on verification override




My bloviated meandering follows what Disaster Master graced us with on 2/8/2017 10:56 AM:
On 2/8/2017, 1:19:08 PM, Sailfish
<NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Caver1 graced us with on 2/7/2017 4:32 PM:
On 02/07/2017 06:14 PM, »Q« wrote:
FYI.  Walt, in m.s.f you recently talked about filing a bug about the
fact that Fx can be configured not to verify add-ons.  I did file a bug
on it, which was eventually marked a dupe of a hidden bug.  That one's
been unhidden now,
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1292444>.  I won't try to
summarize -- I think to get a grip on the problem and what they might
do about it, you gotta read it through and chase the links to other
bugs, especially paying attention to Kaply's comments.
Why is that a bug?

I could see a couple of problems with it.

One, if known and Mozilla allowed it, they could be held culpable if a non-verified add-on compromised the browser and user's system.

That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

Truly? You have been quite prolific on this newsgroup for a while now and yet you claim THIS to be the ridiculous thing you've ever heard?

Boggle.The.Mind!

The user has to jump through considerable hoops to do this. There is no
way that Mozilla could be held accountable for what that user decided to
do on their own.

For most who have been involved with Mozilla, the instructions provide in the bug (and ghacks link) are fairly easy-peasy. Also, comment 13 pretty much explains why there's a problem with having the hole open.

Two, from a problem determination (PD) POV, if a non-verifiable add-on caused the browser to malfunction, then any bug created on the malfunction would be more difficult to isolate.

And once it is determined to be an unverified Addon, the bug is closed
as INVALID.

However, considering that Mozilla already has the Disable Add-on feature for users to use for their own PD use, I see this as a minor problem.

No idea what you mean here.

alt>Help>Restart With Add-ons Disabled...

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