Closed Bug 985640 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Plugin whitelist request: F5 Networks SSLVPN plugin


(Firefox Graveyard :: Plugin Click-To-Activate Whitelist, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)

Firefox 32


(Reporter: m.tamvada, Assigned: benjamin, NeedInfo)


(Whiteboard: application complete - accepted)

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

Plugin name: F5 Networks Firepass Host Plugin
Vendor: F5 Networks
Point of contact: Megha Tamvada
Current version: Many versions
Download URL: Each Appliance has its own version
Sample URL of plugin in use:  Every enterprise uses different URLs

Plugin details:
The F5 SSL VPN Plugin is used to provide VPN access to customers. This represents a very diverse set of users for over 7000 customers. The plugin is delivered from an enterprise VPN appliance and the users can access "Internal" resources securely. By blocking the plugin this will severely impact the enterprise support for Firefox

<<For each affected operating system, please copy the plugin information from about:plugins in Firefox>>

Are there any variations in the plugin file name, MIME types, description, or version from one release to the next?

Mime Types : application/x-F5-Host-Plugin, application/x-f5-host-plugin

Are there any known security issues in current or older versions of the plugin?

No known security issues and mime types do not change with version or platform.
In order to consider the whitelist, you need to complete the application, in particular provide the exact plugin details from about:plugins.

Also, please provide details about your transition plan away from plugins. You can do that publicly here in the bug or by private mail to
Group: core-security
Summary: F5 Networks SSLVPN plugin for secure access → Plugin whitelist request: F5 Networks SSLVPN plugin
Whiteboard: needs about:plugins data, needs transition plan
Hi Benjamin, We have two Plugins - please remember that we have variable versions. 

F5 SSL VPN Plugin

File: F5 SSL VPN Plugin.plugin
Path: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/F5 SSL VPN Plugin.plugin
Version: 7005.2013.0429.1
State: Enabled
F5 Network Access plugin, Ver. 7005.2013.0429.1

MIME Type	Description	Suffixes
application/x-f5-sslvpn	F5 Network Access plugin	xvpn

f5 sam inspection host plugin
File: f5 sam inspection host plugin.plugin
Path: /Users/nishantkumar/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/f5 sam inspection host plugin.plugin
Version: 7101.2014.0213.1
State: Enabled
f5 sam inspection host plugin, Ver. 7101.2014.0213.1
MIME Type	Description	Suffixes
application/x-f5-sam-inspectionhost	f5 sam inspection host plugin	insp

Transition Plan:

Our long term plan 9-12 months plan is to move all the functionality of the plugin into a standalone application. We have standalone applications on some OS already available and we plan to do the same for all OS
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: needs about:plugins data, needs transition plan → application complete
Application accepted for this cycle. This debated whether to accept this: since this is not a plugin that provides general web functionality, a plugin is not the right technology. Expect that we will not renew this whitelist request when it comes up for renewal in 4 months.
Whiteboard: application complete → application complete - accepted
This has landed in Nightly builds. Please download a nightly build from Using a fresh profile, verify that the plugin activates by default and shows as "Always Activate" in the Firefox addon manager. (Profile manager:
Closed: 10 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(m.tamvada)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 32
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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