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Review whitelisting for Waterfox; its strings (for 56.2.3) are now distinct from strings from Firefox

See original GitHub issue

Follow-up to:

From yesterday’s blog post:

  • Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories patched:
    • 2018-21


The three strings that are primarily associated with Waterfox 56.2.3:

  • Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT x.y; Win64; x64; rv:56.0; Waterfox) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.2.3
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X x.y; rv:56.0; Waterfox) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.2.3
  • Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:56.0; Waterfox) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.2.3

Please, are these suitable for whitelisting?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

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josselexcommented, Nov 1, 2018

Hi. You pressed “Try it out” to see the bar. There the detation shows Firefox because we do not detect waterfox. However, Waterfox with the right user agent string is white-listed and the bar is not shown under normla circumstances.

grahamperrincommented, Nov 4, 2018

OK, thanks for the explanation!

I didn’t realise that Try it out is limited in this way.

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