[CentOS] FireFox and Plugins

Thu Nov 3 17:56:22 UTC 2016
Walter Dnes <waltdnes at waltdnes.org>

On Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 09:37:03PM -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?

  How about manually...

sudo rm /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so

  You'll have to do it each time you update rhytmbox.

Walter Dnes <waltdnes at waltdnes.org>