HTTPS connections fail when GNOME HTTP/HTTPS proxy config differ

Bug #1053207 reported by Michael Gratton on 2012-09-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
libsoup2.4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[From upstream bug:]

Using the Soup GNOME features, when a HTTPS proxy is set to something that does
not match the HTTP proxy, all HTTPS connections result in a being null.

To reproduce:

1. "apt-get install polipo" (or find a proxy supporting both HTTP and HTTPS)
2. In gnome-control-center, set both HTTP and HTTPS proxy to localhost:8123 (or
your proxy address)
3. Fetch using Soup w/ the GNOME feature type
(Ephy 3.5.4 works here)
4. Observe the page load succeeds

5. Change the _HTTP_ proxy to be something other than the HTTPS proxy
6. Fetch
7. Observe the page load fails (in Ephy, results in a download of an empty

Note that GProxy is returning the correct proxy address in both cases, so I
assume Soup's GNOME proxy resolver is at issue here.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: libsoup-gnome2.4-1 2.39.92-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-15.21-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 20 13:34:07 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: libsoup2.4
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-18 (1 days ago)

Michael Gratton (mjog) wrote :
Changed in libsoup:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Changed in libsoup:
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libsoup2.4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libsoup:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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