Plugin Whitelist Request: Novell iPrint Client (2 plugins)

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 35

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: ttronson, Assigned: gfritzsche, NeedInfo)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 35
Bug Flags:
firefox-backlog +
qe-verify +

Details

(Whiteboard: application complete - accepted)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
<<Please supply the following information for new plugin whitelist requests>>

Plugin name: Novell iPrint Plug-in & Novell iPrint Scriptable Plug-in 1.0
Vendor: Novell
Point of contact: Ted Tronson
Current version: 5.96 Windows & 5.76 Mac
Download URL: The plugin is included in our client installation and varies based on platform
Sample URL of plugin in use: The latest client installation package can be found in our appliance.  You may also download it from our website, but you will be required to enter credentials -  http://www.novell.com/iprint 

Plugin details:
The plugin is used for installing printers on the workstation (Windows, Mac).  Users will typically browse to the iPrint web page, see a list of printers, and then click on the desired printer to be installed.  This will then interact via the plugin with the iPrint Client that is installed on the workstation to install the printer.

<<For each affected operating system, please copy the plugin information from about:plugins in Firefox>>
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 - 32/64 bit
Novell iPrint Plug-in
File: npnipp.dll
Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npnipp.dll
Version: 5.9.6.0
State: Enabled
iPrint Plug-in 1.0.0 - Provides iPrint client services for Windows

MIME Type |  Description  |  Suffixes
application/x-novell-ipp Novell iPrint printer access nvl 

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Windows Vista / 7 / 8 - 32/64 bit
Novell iPrint Scriptable Plug-in 1.0
File: npnisp.dll
Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npnisp.dll
Version: 5.9.6.0
State: Enabled
Novell iPrint Scriptable Plug-in provides functions for the iPrint Map Designer

MIME Type |  Description  |  Suffixes
application/x-novell-ipp Novell iPrint printer access nvl 

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Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
Novell iPrint Plug-in
File: iPrint.plugin
Path: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/iPrint.plugin
Version: 5.76
State: Enabled
iPrint Plug-in 5.76.0 - Provides iPrint client services for Mac.

MIME Type |  Description  |  Suffixes
application/x-novell-ipp   |   Novell iPrint printer access

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Are there any variations in the plugin file name, MIME types, description, or version from one release to the next?
Plugin Name     :  Novell iPrint Plug-in
Plugin file name:  npnipp.dll (never changes)
MIME Type       :  application/x-novell-ipp (never changes)
Version         :  5.9.6.0 (Windows) & 5.76.0 (Mac) Changes with each release


Are there any known security issues in current or older versions of the plugin?
No known security issues in this version.
Yes we have older versions of the plugin - dating back 15 or more years

Comment 1

4 years ago
You need to also indicate your transition plan away from NPAPI plugins. You can do that here as a public bug comment or by sending a private email to pluginwhitelist@mozilla.com
Flags: needinfo?(ttronson)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Transition Plan

We do have plans to move away from the plugin architecture with our iPrint Clients.  The new model would move us towards browser independence and also eliminate the need for plugins from each of the browsers where we instead interact with a web server/service on the workstation rather than using the browser/plugin to facilitate this effort.  We are beginning this research and evaluation for our next release and intention is that it would take us around 6 months to complete the release.  We would also need some time to move our current customers forward to the new solution as well so expect that we would need to continue the whitelist activity for the initial 6 months and possibly need the extension of time here as well to have our large customer base moved forward.
(Reporter)

Updated

4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(ttronson) → needinfo?(benjamin)

Comment 3

4 years ago
The application is accepted.

You should not rely on being whitelisted for more than 4 months. As an shorter-term solution, please consider making your solution available as a Firefox extension that users or enterprise administrators can install. NPAPI plugins can be bundled inside an extension and will activate automatically in that case, but it provides for better user opt-in and control.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(benjamin)
Whiteboard: application complete - accepted

Updated

4 years ago
Assignee: benjamin → nobody
Points: --- → 1
Flags: firefox-backlog+

Updated

4 years ago
QA Whiteboard: [qa?]

Updated

4 years ago
QA Whiteboard: [qa?] → [qa+] vendor should complete QA

Updated

4 years ago
QA Whiteboard: [qa+] vendor should complete QA → vendor should complete QA
Flags: qe-verify+
(Reporter)

Comment 4

4 years ago
We are not seeing this as whitelisted at this point.  Do we need to have a certain browser version or what other requirements are needed to see this?
Flags: needinfo?(mmucci)
Hi Ted, forwarding this need info to request to Benjamin who may be able to assist you.

(In reply to Novell - Ted from comment #4)
> We are not seeing this as whitelisted at this point.  Do we need to have a
> certain browser version or what other requirements are needed to see this?
Flags: needinfo?(mmucci) → needinfo?(benjamin)
(Assignee)

Comment 6

4 years ago
This has been accepted, but not fixed yet - this bug will get resolved once this is fixed.
Flags: needinfo?(benjamin)
(Assignee)

Comment 7

4 years ago
Taking this so i don't miss it as it was dropped from the iteration sheet.
Assignee: nobody → georg.fritzsche
Iteration: --- → 35.2

Updated

4 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

4 years ago
QA Contact: bogdan.maris
(Assignee)

Comment 8

4 years ago
Created attachment 8492106 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist iPrint
Attachment #8492106 - Flags: review?(benjamin)

Updated

4 years ago
Attachment #8492106 - Flags: review?(benjamin) → review+

Updated

4 years ago
QA Contact: bogdan.maris → ttronson
(Assignee)

Comment 9

4 years ago
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/fx-team/rev/377df57d2c8a

This should be in the next Firefox Nightly for testing.
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/377df57d2c8a
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 35
(Assignee)

Comment 11

4 years ago
The changes should be in tomorrows Firefox Nightly, can you confirm this is fixed for you?
https://nightly.mozilla.org/
Flags: needinfo?(ttronson)
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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