Closed Bug 835969 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago
about:plugins no longer shows the full path when plugin
.expose _full _path true is set
STR * open about:config and click through the warning * use the search bar to find plugin.expose_full_path and double click on it to set it to true * open about:plugins * only plugin file name is shown, the full path to the plugin should be displayed Very likely bug 831533 regressed this.
Regression window: Good: http://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/9d5aa1109267 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130110 Firefox/21.0 ID:20130110132009 Bad: http://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/42b22f0ab58c Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130110 Firefox/21.0 ID:20130110132310 Pushlog: http://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/pushloghtml?fromchange=9d5aa1109267&tochange=42b22f0ab58c Regressed by: 42b22f0ab58c Chris Peterson — Bug 757726 - Part 1: Update about:plugins to use document.createElement() and AddonManager. r=joshmoz
This option exposes the full path of the plugin to web content, but gets used for troubleshooting here. A better route would be to just add the paths to about:plugins and get rid of the pref.
Tracking this regression, assigning to Chris to investigate the options here.
I almost closed this WONTFIX, and I strongly disagree with tracking this. It's just not important.
(In reply to Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] from comment #4) > I almost closed this WONTFIX, and I strongly disagree with tracking this. > It's just not important. I think showing the plugin path may be useful because someone may have multiple plugins installed. On OSX, for example, a user may have plugins installed in ~/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins and /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins. If this bug is closed as WONTFIX, then I suggest we also remove the plugin.expose_full_path pref and its supporting code. AFAIK, if we don't expose full plugin paths in about:plugins, then we would only be exposing the paths to web content in navigator.plugins, which may be a security risk.
Given that about:plugins is no longer using the DOM APIs, you can just make it always display the full path, and remove the pref. That's why I didn't close this WONTFIX ;-)
I apparently filed bug 661961 about this pref a while back. (I vaguely remember someone accidentally forgetting about the pref and leaking paths onto the web.) If you want a separate bug for the about:plugins and pref removal bits it's there, or you can dupe one to the other.
I was going to fix this bug today, but then I saw that someone already posted a WIP patch on bug 661961. :D
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 661961
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