Bug#741321: iceweasel: javascript bookmarklets fail with recent iceweasel

Vincent Fourmond fourmond at debian.org
Tue Mar 11 09:28:38 UTC 2014

Package: iceweasel
Version: 24.3.0esr-1
Severity: normal

  Dear iceweasel maintainers,

  Starting with this version, all but the most simple javascript
bookmarklets fail miserably with unexpected syntax error messages
(even though they were woprking fine before).

  Digging a bit, it looks like, while iceweasel converts to
URL-encoded strings upon saving the bookmarklet, it does not decode
the string anymore, so 


works, but

javascript:{ alert("stuff")};

does not work anymore, because its is converted to 


and run like that (syntax error).

  I didn't find any report of this problem in upstream's bugzilla, but
didn't conduct an extensive search.

  Editing the .json bookmarks storage does not seem to do the joc.

  Best regards,


-- Package-specific info:

-- Extensions information
Name: Cookie Monster
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{45d8ff86-d909-11db-9705-005056c00008}.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Default
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
Status: enabled

Name: NoScript
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}
Package: xul-ext-noscript
Status: enabled

Name: User Agent Switcher
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{e968fc70-8f95-4ab9-9e79-304de2a71ee1}
Package: xul-ext-useragentswitcher
Status: enabled

-- Plugins information
Name: F5 Network Access plugin
Location: /home/fv/.mozilla/firefox/6jzd2q3r.default/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/plugins/np_F5_SSL_VPN_x86_64.so
Status: enabled

Name: Google Talk Plugin
Location: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgoogletalk.so
Package: google-talkplugin
Status: enabled

Name: Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator
Location: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so
Package: google-talkplugin
Status: enabled

Name: Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer
Location: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpo1d.so
Package: google-talkplugin
Status: enabled

Name: Shockwave Flash (11,2,202,335)
Location: /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
Status: enabled

-- Addons package information
ii  google-talkplu    amd64        Google Talk Plugin
ii  xul-ext-noscri   all          permissions manager for Iceweasel
ii  xul-ext-userag 0.7.3-1      all          Iceweasel/Firefox addon that allo

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages iceweasel depends on:
ii  debianutils         4.4
ii  fontconfig          2.11.0-5
ii  libc6               2.18-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.28.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.38.2-5
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.22-1
ii  libnspr4            2:4.10.3-1
ii  libnspr4-0d         2:4.10.3-1
ii  libsqlite3-0
ii  libstdc++6          4.8.2-16
ii  procps              1:3.3.8-2
ii  xulrunner-24.0      24.3.0esr-1

iceweasel recommends no packages.

Versions of packages iceweasel suggests:
pn  fonts-mathjax          <none>
ii  fonts-oflb-asana-math  000.907-6
ii  fonts-stix [otf-stix]  1.1.0-1
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.12+dfsg-2
pn  mozplugger             <none>

Versions of packages xulrunner-24.0 depends on:
ii  libasound2      
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.10.0-2
ii  libbz2-1.0                1.0.6-5
ii  libc6                     2.18-3
ii  libcairo2                 1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.8.0-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.102-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5            2.0.21-stable-1
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-1
ii  libfreetype6              2.5.2-1
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.8.2-16
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.28.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.38.2-5
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.22-1
ii  libhunspell-1.3-0         1.3.2-6
ii  libmozjs24d               24.3.0esr-1
ii  libnspr4                  2:4.10.3-1
ii  libnss3                   2:3.15.4-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0            1.36.0-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-3
ii  libstdc++6                4.8.2-16
ii  libvpx1                   1.3.0-2
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.2-1
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.8-1
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.4-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages xulrunner-24.0 suggests:
ii  libcanberra0  0.30-2
ii  libgnomeui-0  2.24.5-2

-- no debconf information

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