[tbb-bugs] #30388 [Applications/Tor Browser]: NoScript and all user-installed add-ons got deactivated! (armagadd-on-2.0)

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#30388: NoScript and all user-installed add-ons got deactivated! (armagadd-on-2.0)
 Reporter:  cypherpunks                          |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_review
 Priority:  Immediate                            |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Blocker                              |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  AffectsTails, TorBrowserTeam201905R  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by gk):

 Okay, we need a slight change in our plans and need a -build2 which costs
 us additional time. :(

 We realized that we need make sure the intermediate certificate database
 is available when the new cert gets added and therefore set
 `security.nocertdb` to `false`, then imported the cert and then set the
 `security.nocertdb` back to `false`. Now everything is fine if you leave
 your Tor Browser open and don't do a New Identity. However, if you restart
 your browser `security.nocertdb` makes sure the saved intermediate
 certificates are not loaded. Thus, after some time when the signature is
 re-checked the new intermediate certificate is not available and the
 extensions get disabled again.

 Thus, the deployed fix from Mozilla is essentially not compatible with
 `security.nocertdb` being enabled. I've filed
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1549344 for that.

 Meanwhile we do a new build with `security.nocertdb` disabled, stay tuned.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30388#comment:39>
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