[CentOS] FireFox and Plugins

Thu Nov 3 13:13:31 UTC 2016
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

On 11/03/2016 05:28 AM, Phil Wyett wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-11-02 at 21:37 -0700, Alice Wonder wrote:
>> While doing a browser fingerprinting survey, I was quite surprised to
>> see I actually have a FireFox plugin installed.
>> The culprit is
>> /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
>> It appears that whoever maintains the rhythmbox RPM has chosen not to
>> package the browser plugin separately like it probably should be. So if
>> I have the rhythmbox RPM installed, I have the plugin.
>> This is rather worrisome because I can find no trace of the plugin in
>> the Mozilla preferences panel, so if it is there it is very well hidden
>> and if it really isn't there, it can't be disabled there.
>> Is there some kind of blacklist file I can put in
>> /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ or ~/.mozilla/plugins/ to specifically tell
>> FireFox not to load that plugin, or do I have to uninstall rhythmbox?
>> Thank you for suggestions.
>> PS does anyone actually have a real world use for an itms detection plugin?
> Hi,
> It is possible to rebuild the package ( for CentOS 7) and disable this
> plugin being built.

Yes but then any update to rhythmbox would re-install it and it would 
become a pattern of build, rinse, repeat.

Hopefully the bugzilla I filed will result in an update being pushed 
with the plugin either gone or available in a separate package for those 
who do want it.