Not compatible with FileVault (OS X --fix-permissions error) #9

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robotskirts opened this Issue Oct 25, 2010 · 12 comments

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When you click Start Capturing a dialog pops up asking for you password so firesheep-backend can have the system.privilege.admin right. After entering the password and clicking Ok you get an error that says "Run --fix-permissions first". I haven't been able to do this successfully.

OS X 10.6.4
FF 3.6.11

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gregcarlin Oct 26, 2010

I didn't get that with FF 3.6.11 on 10.6.4 instead for me it just didn't load

I didn't get that with FF 3.6.11 on 10.6.4 instead for me it just didn't load

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matt- Oct 26, 2010

The only way i could get this to work is run firefox as root:

sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

matt- commented Oct 26, 2010

The only way i could get this to work is run firefox as root:

sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

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astrofrog Oct 26, 2010

I have the same issue - same Firefox and OS X versions.

I have the same issue - same Firefox and OS X versions.

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codebutler Oct 26, 2010

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Hey - A few people have suggested that this error is caused by File Vault being enabled - are you all using that?

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codebutler commented Oct 26, 2010

Hey - A few people have suggested that this error is caused by File Vault being enabled - are you all using that?

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Yes, I am using FileVault

Yes, I am using FileVault

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robotskirts Oct 26, 2010

Whoops. I accidentally closed this and there doesn't seem to be a reopen.

Yes, I am using FileVault.

Whoops. I accidentally closed this and there doesn't seem to be a reopen.

Yes, I am using FileVault.

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gregcarlin Oct 26, 2010

I am not using FileVault and I got it to work so maybe it is FileVault

I am not using FileVault and I got it to work so maybe it is FileVault

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davidaurelio Oct 26, 2010

A workaround is to move the extension directory from your user’s Firefox profile into the application directory (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/extensions/).

A workaround is to move the extension directory from your user’s Firefox profile into the application directory (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/extensions/).

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consti Oct 26, 2010

Another workaround is running Firefox with another user through the terminal (I am running with root). You'll then have to reinstall the extension:

  1. Start Firefox with another user
    sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

  2. Install extension, close Firefox and restart as other user (e.g. sudo).

That fixed it for me

consti commented Oct 26, 2010

Another workaround is running Firefox with another user through the terminal (I am running with root). You'll then have to reinstall the extension:

  1. Start Firefox with another user
    sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

  2. Install extension, close Firefox and restart as other user (e.g. sudo).

That fixed it for me

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mjstarks Oct 28, 2010

FYI, I am using the latest version of firefox and Mac OS X and have never used filevault, I still get the fix permissions error.

FYI, I am using the latest version of firefox and Mac OS X and have never used filevault, I still get the fix permissions error.

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abraham Nov 10, 2010

A temporary work around is to use it in the guest account.

You can also move the firesheep extension to the global Firefox extension directory: http://securitymusings.com/article/2240/firesheep-on-a-mac-running-filevault

abraham commented Nov 10, 2010

A temporary work around is to use it in the guest account.

You can also move the firesheep extension to the global Firefox extension directory: http://securitymusings.com/article/2240/firesheep-on-a-mac-running-filevault

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codebutler Jan 30, 2011

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Added Filevault workaround. Closed by a50e9fa.

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codebutler commented Jan 30, 2011

Added Filevault workaround. Closed by a50e9fa.

mickflemm pushed a commit to mickflemm/firesheep that referenced this issue Sep 17, 2011

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