[tbb-bugs] #18560 [Applications/Tor Browser]: WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension may leak information about graphics driver

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#18560: WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension may leak information about graphics
 Reporter:  gk                            |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                        |         Status:  assigned
 Priority:  Medium                        |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser      |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                        |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff59-esr, tbb-fingerprinting  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                                |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                |        Sponsor:  None
Changes (by gk):

 * keywords:  ff52-esr, tbb-fingerprinting, tbb-7.0-must-alpha => ff59-esr,
 * status:  needs_review => assigned
 * priority:  High => Medium


 Replying to [comment:4 arthuredelstein]:
 > In 52ESR, this extension [https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-
 remains disabled] in Beta and Release channels.

 Yes. This is gone with Firefox 53, though.

 > Moreover, in Tor Browser, we [https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-
 browser-52.1.0esr-7.0-2#n112 have] `pref("webgl.disable-extensions",
 true)`, which means that all webgl extensions are disabled (including
 > To be extra sure, I manually confirmed in TBB 7.0a3 that entering
 > {{{
 > document.createElement("canvas").getContext("experimental-
 > }}}
 > in a content JS console returns an empty array.
 > We could postpone this ticket again to ff59-esr, but as long as we are
 disabling all extensions, I think the conclusion will be the same.

 I tend to agree. Might be worth, though, double-checking that this is
 actually the case (we could review the webgl extensions disabling code

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18560#comment:5>
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