Guide to the Secure Configuration of Firefox

with profile CUSP - Common User Security Profile for Mozilla Firefox
This profile contains rules to harden Mozilla Firefox according to rule 6.1 in the Common User Security Guide for Fedora Workstation.
This guide presents a catalog of security-relevant configuration settings for Firefox. It is a rendering of content structured in the eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) in order to support security automation. The SCAP content is is available in the scap-security-guide package which is developed at https://www.open-scap.org/security-policies/scap-security-guide.

Providing system administrators with such guidance informs them how to securely configure systems under their control in a variety of network roles. Policy makers and baseline creators can use this catalog of settings, with its associated references to higher-level security control catalogs, in order to assist them in security baseline creation. This guide is a catalog, not a checklist, and satisfaction of every item is not likely to be possible or sensible in many operational scenarios. However, the XCCDF format enables granular selection and adjustment of settings, and their association with OVAL and OCIL content provides an automated checking capability. Transformations of this document, and its associated automated checking content, are capable of providing baselines that meet a diverse set of policy objectives. Some example XCCDF Profiles, which are selections of items that form checklists and can be used as baselines, are available with this guide. They can be processed, in an automated fashion, with tools that support the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The DISA STIG for Firefox, which provides required settings for US Department of Defense systems, is one example of a baseline created from this guidance.
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing them in a non-operational environment. The creators of this guidance assume no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

Profile Information

Profile TitleCUSP - Common User Security Profile for Mozilla Firefox
Profile IDxccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_cusp_firefox

CPE Platforms

  • cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Revision History

Current version: 0.1.74

  • draft (as of 2024-05-28)

Table of Contents

  1. Firefox

    Checklist

    Group   Guide to the Secure Configuration of Firefox   Group contains 1 group and 9 rules
    Group   Firefox   Group contains 9 rules
    [ref]   Firefox is an open-source web browser and developed by Mozilla. Web browsers such as Firefox are used for a number of reasons. This section provides settings for configuring Firefox policies to meet compliance settings for Firefox running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

    Rule   Firefox autoplay must be disabled.   [ref]

    Audio/Video autoplay may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the Default key under Permissions, Autoplay to "block-audio-video".
    Rationale:
    Autoplay allows the user to control whether videos can play automatically (without user consent) with audio content. The user must be able to select content that is run within the browser window.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-autoplay_video
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000021

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'Permissions' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Permissions'] = dict()
    
    if 'Autoplay' in _tree['policies']['Permissions']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Permissions']['Autoplay'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Permissions']['Autoplay']['Default'] = 'block-audio-video'
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Ensure the Content Blocker uBlock Origin is Installed   [ref]

    The uBlock Origin will be installed automatically by configuring Firefox policy, and updates will be enabled. It can also be installed through the Mozilla Add-Ons store at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/.
    Rationale:
    The content blocking feature of uBlock Origin stops Firefox from loading content from malicious sites. The content might be a script or an image, for example. If a site is on one of the lists uBlock Origin uses, then the content will not be loaded from that site. This may prevent malicious ads from confusing users and concealing the page contents, as well as the loading of content that may contain malware.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-content_blocker

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'ExtensionSettings' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings'] = dict()
    
    if 'uBlock0@raymondhill.net' in _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net']['installation_mode'] = 'normal_installed'
    
    
    if 'ExtensionSettings' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings'] = dict()
    
    if 'uBlock0@raymondhill.net' in _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net']['install_url'] = 'https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/latest.xpi'
    
    
    if 'ExtensionSettings' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings'] = dict()
    
    if 'uBlock0@raymondhill.net' in _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['ExtensionSettings']['uBlock0@raymondhill.net']['updates_disabled'] = False
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Enabled Firefox Cryptomining protection   [ref]

    Cryptomining protection may be enabled by setting privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled to true.
    Rationale:
    The Content Blocking/Tracking Protection feature stops Firefox from loading content from malicious sites. The content might be a script or an image, for example. If a site is on one of the tracker lists you set Firefox to use, then the fingerprinting script (or other tracking script/image) will not be loaded from that site. Cryptomining scripts use your computer’s central processing unit (CPU) to invisibly mine cryptocurrency.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-cryptomining
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000024

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'EnableTrackingProtection' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection']['Cryptomining'] = True
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Enabled Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection   [ref]

    Enhanced Tracking Protection may be enabled by setting browser.contentblocking.category to strict.
    Rationale:
    Tracking generally refers to content, cookies, or scripts that can collect your browsing data across multiple sites.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-enhanced_tracking
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000025

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'browser.contentblocking.category' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category']['Value'] = 'strict'
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'browser.contentblocking.category' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category']['Status'] = 'locked'
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Enabled Firefox Fingerprinting Protection   [ref]

    Fingerprinting protection may be enabled by setting Fingerprinting to true under EnableTrackingProtection in the policies file.
    Rationale:
    The Content Blocking/Tracking Protection feature stops Firefox from loading content from malicious sites. The content might be a script or an image, for example. If a site is on one of the tracker lists you set Firefox to use, then the fingerprinting script (or other tracking script/image) will not be loaded from that site. Fingerprinting scripts collect information about your browser and device configuration, such as your operating system, screen resolution, and other settings. By compiling these pieces of data, fingerprinters create a unique profile of you that can be used to track you around the Web.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-fingerprinting_protection
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000023

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'EnableTrackingProtection' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection']['Fingerprinting'] = True
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Disable JavaScript's Raise Or Lower Windows Capability   [ref]

    JavaScript can configure and make changes to the web browser's appearance by specifically raising and lowering windows. This can be disabled by setting dom.disable_window_flip to true in the policy file.
    Rationale:
    JavaScript can make changes to the browser’s appearance. Allowing a website to use JavaScript to raise and lower browser windows may disguise an attack.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-javascript_window_changes
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000011

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'dom.disable_window_flip' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip']['Value'] = True
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'dom.disable_window_flip' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip']['Status'] = 'locked'
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Disable JavaScript's Moving Or Resizing Windows Capability   [ref]

    JavaScript can configure and make changes to the web browser's appearance by specifically moving and resizing browser windows. This can be disabled by setting dom.disable_window_move_resize to true in the policy file.
    Rationale:
    JavaScript can make changes to the browser’s appearance. This activity can help disguise an attack taking place in a minimized background window.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-javascript_window_resizing
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000010

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'dom.disable_window_move_resize' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize']['Value'] = True
    
    
    if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()
    
    if 'dom.disable_window_move_resize' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize']['Status'] = 'locked'
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Enable Firefox Pop-up Blocker   [ref]

    The pop-up blocker can be enabled by setting Default key under PopupBlocking to true in policies.json. Allowed may be set to a list of sites allowed to use popups.
    Rationale:
    Popup windows may be used to launch an attack within a new browser window with altered settings.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-pop-up_windows
    References:
    disaCCI-000381
    nistCM-7
    stigidFFOX-00-000009

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    if 'PopupBlocking' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking']['Default'] = True
    
    
    if 'PopupBlocking' in _tree['policies']:
       pass
    else:
       _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking'] = dict()
    
    _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking']['Locked'] = True
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    

    Rule   Firefox must be configured to allow only TLS 1.2 or above.   [ref]

    Firefox may be configured via administrative policy to allow TLS 1.2 at minimum by setting SSLVersionMin to tls1.2.
    Rationale:
    Use of versions prior to TLS 1.2 are not permitted. SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 contain a number of security flaws. These versions must be disabled in compliance with the Network Infrastructure and Secure Remote Computing STIGs.
    Severity: 
    medium
    Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-ssl_minimum_version
    References:
    disaCCI-001453
    nistAC-17 (2)
    stigidFFOX-00-000002

    Strategy:policy
    
    firefox_cfg="policies.json"
    # Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
    firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
    permissions=644
    
    declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
    if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
        __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
    else
        echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
        exit 1
    fi
    declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
    if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
       __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
    fi
    # If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
    if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
            firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
    fi
    # Check the possible Firefox install directories
    for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
        if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
            mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
            chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
        fi
        # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
        if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
            echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
        # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
        if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
            echo """
    import json
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
    _tree=json.load(_file)
    _file.close()
    
    
    _tree['policies']['SSLVersionMin'] = 'tls1.2'
    
    _file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
    json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
    _file.close()
    """ | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
            chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        fi
    done
    
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