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  • Firefox 3.6 users getting Security Token Errors when posting on forums

    I read the sticky on this.

    One of my members has been getting a slew of Security token errors, and he traced it to FireFox 3.6:
    http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view...5399&forumId=1


    Issue

    Firefox is having problems with certain web sites
    Description

    I get the following error at times, when attempting to post in certain online forums:
    "Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.
    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error."
    Has this been reported here yet? And is there anything we can change to fix this?

  • #2
    Oh, hmmm...that's interesting. I've been having this a lot on my own forums, but I'd assumed this was due to the server errors we'd recently been having, not the browser itself.
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    • #3
      Yeah, our guy tested using a default style template and still go the token error, but using FF 3.5 something, no problems. Then he found this.

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      • #4
        Very odd. This is the first I have heard of this. You may want to put it in the bug tracker.

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        • #5
          This seems to be a FireFox issue rather than a vBulletin issue. I, too, am seeing intermittent issues from my FireFox users in the mod_security logs. I've requested the affected users remove all plug ins from the browser and test it for a while to see if it's a browser issue or a plug in issue.
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          • #6
            A member at one of the boards I admin is also having this issue. She also said something about the board loading slowly and she is also using the latest version of FireFox.

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            • #7
              Few of my members including myself use 3.6. We haven't experienced this on any of the vB boards.

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              • #8
                Yes this has been occuring on a board I've just been working on.

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                • #9
                  The issue was reported to Mozilla http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/565399. I think it only occurs on forums with modifications as I experienced it on vborg, but not here.
                  It resolved when I installed [ITECH] Inferno CSRF Auto Protection on my forums which use vb 3.7 and 3.8.1 PL1.

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                  • #10
                    I too have a guy reporting this error, but only when he PM's - it doesn't appear for the same chap when he uses IE so definitely Firefox related. Do we know any more?

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                    • #11
                      Thank you for sharing, I came here today looking for this type of information. It helps to know im not the only one.

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                      • #12
                        I still can't post with FF. I even downgraded to 3.5.7 from 3.6 and still can't post here, though I can post in another forum, VBFAQ, that's running vb4, though to be precise it's 4.0.1 that they're running.

                        I wonder if there is something in 4.0.2 that is causing this problem. Anybody have any wild guesses?

                        I'm using Google Chrome to post this.

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                        • #13
                          I think it may be being caused by FF's new javascript engine tracemonkey. Open about:config in FF and put javascript.options.jit.content in the filter. Double click on the value to change it from true to false and see if that resolves the issue. It seems to have worked for me. But it does make FF slower.
                          This business about tracemonkey not memorizing all variables in javascript might have something to do with it. http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view...8619&forumId=1

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                          • #14
                            Issue has been resolved with FF 3.6.2 released on 3/22/10
                            http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html

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                            • #15
                              Thanks!

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