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bug #35520: Gnash uses it's own User-Agent string, instead of using the one from the browser

Submitted by:  Łukasz Hejnak <lehack>
Submitted on:  Mon 13 Feb 2012 09:10:50 AM UTC  
Category:  core Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  0.8.9 Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Mon 13 Aug 2012 09:12:28 AM UTC, comment #1:

@Łukasz Hejnak
Could you post some of the affected website here please.
So I would be able to test and/or confirm it.

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Mon 13 Feb 2012 09:10:50 AM UTC, original submission:


actually I'm not that sure it's a bug, since there are no official standards (or at least none that I'm aware of) that would regulate this, but it may prove to be an issue to some web developers.

I found that flash requests don't always work as expected, since some web apps rely on the User-Agent string being constant during a user session (possibly to make session-hijacking slightly harder).

This fails, when using Gnash, since it sends it's own User-Agent string (something like Gnash0.89dev), instead of replicating the browser one (like adobe flash does).

Łukasz Hejnak <lehack>


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