Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 833074
Firefox SSL seems to be broken with gmail.com
Last modified: 2012-07-24 08:00:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox 13 displays a bunch of garbage on gmail.com in Linux. This appears to be a failure of SSL/TLS as the login page is just garbage.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Firefox 12
2. Go to gmail.com
3. Everything works
4. Upgrade and try again
5. Everything breaks
This does not appear to affect other SSL/TLS websites (I don't use many).
Can you paste screenshot of the garbage/webpage? I can't reproduce it on my box.
Created attachment 593475 [details]
Screenshot of failure
Is there a way to temporarily disable all addons to see if they are the problem?
I use community ubiquity, firebug, and beeftaco (on some systems) and link status redux.
Yes, run Firefox in safe mode, by "firefox -safe-mode" on terminal.
Alright, I have tried with all plguins disabled. It doesn't work. I have tried in epiphany, it works there so it isn't some weird DNS hijack.
I have blown away my profile cert8.db just in case I had some bad certs. This didn't fix anything.
I am very sorry. My profile became corrupted somehow in the upgrade. The following key in the settings was zeroed "network.http.accept-encoding". Of course it should contain "gzip,defalte".
I am not sure how this should be closed as it is a bug that the settings became screwed up. Was it unique to my setup? Maybe.
Thanks for the info.
Ok, There is something seriously wrong going on with Firefox packaging. My accept-encoding in settings just went empty again with the Firefox 14 package!
Can you try to create a new empty profile? Was the preference lost by update from ff 13 to ff 14? Can you reproduce it (if you downgrade to firefox 13, set up the preference and update firefox to ff 14).
I was unable to reproduce with empty profile. Yes, FF12 to 13 and 13 to 14. I do not know if this is relevant or not, but I use my own weave server with sync. It also seems to only happen once per upgrade (I have a Windows Domain account and several Linux accounts on different machines synced with this weave server and it only happens on the first machine to start the upgraded FF. If I fix it there, it doesn't show up elsewhere.)
I will have to try the downgrade/upgrade later.