Closed Bug 990067 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

request to whitelist Click-To-Activate for Skype Web plugin

Categories

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

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 30

People

(Reporter: mabottar, Assigned: benjamin, NeedInfo)

Details

(Whiteboard: application complete - accepted)

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

Plugin name: Skype Web Plug-in

Vendor: Microsoft

Point of contact: Marco Bottaro (mabottar@microsoft.com)

Current version: 
== Windows version ==
2.9
== Mac version ==
2.9

Download URL: 
== Windows version ==
https://az379195.vo.msecnd.net/public/download/win/SkypeWebPlugin-2.9.13008.18866.msi
== Mac version ==
https://rtccdn.blob.core.windows.net/public/download/mac/SkypeWebPlugin-2.9.13008.18866.pkg

Sample URL of plugin in use:
http://office.com/

Plugin details:

<<For each affected operating system, please copy the plugin information from about:plugins in Firefox>>
== Windows version ==
Skype Web Plugin

    File: npSkypeWebPlugin.dll
    Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\SkypeWebPlugin\npSkypeWebPlugin.dll
    Version: 2.9.13008.18866
    State: Enabled
    Skype Web Plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/skype-web-plugin

== Mac version ==
Skype Web Plugin - Version: 2.9.13008.18866
Name:	Skype Web Plugin
Version:	2.9.13008.18866
Location:	/Users/marco/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/SkypeWebPlugin.bundle
Type:	NPAPI
 	 Disable
MIME types:	
MIME type	Description	File extensions
application/skype-web-plugin	Skype Web Plugin	

Are there any variations in the plugin file name, MIME types, description, or version from one release to the next?
file names: version number;
MIME types: yes, foreseen;
version: yes.

Are there any known security issues in current or older version of the plugin?
no. we access the network, hardware and operating system API.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: application complete
Whiteboard: application complete → application complete - accepted
Builds for testing are now available at http://people.mozilla.org/~bsmedberg/plugin-whitelisting-91f6f3380041/

Please do a QA pass using a new Firefox profile to ensure that the plugin activates without a popup and appears as "Always Activate" in the addon manager. Report back in this bug when QA is complete. Please try to complete QA by the end of this week.
Flags: needinfo?(mabottar)
we have found that firefox whitelists the public and internal versions of the skype web plugin on the outlook.com domain on the mac, but not on windows:
public and internal versions of swp on outlook.com
==================================================
- mac osx 10.6 - 10.9 whitelisted
- win xp - 8.1 failed to whitelist; plugin is not detected, prompts to install plugin every time when user starts a call, appears as "Always Activate" in the add-on manager

furthermore, we've found that firefox does not whitelist any version of swp on internal test pages
public and internal versions of sap on internal test pages
==========================================================
- mac osx 10.6 - 10.9 failed to whitelist; plugin is not detected, appears as "Always Activate" in the add-on manager
- win xp - 8.1 idem
> - win xp - 8.1 failed to whitelist; plugin is not detected, prompts to install plugin every time when user starts a call, appears as "Always Activate" in the add-on manager

This indicates to me that the problem is likely on the website, not the client. Note that these builds include an unrelated change which prevents enumerating navigator.plugins. If your sites are currently detecting the presence of a plugin using navigator.plugins, you should instead use navigator.mimeTypes[myMimeType] to detect whether your plugin is installed. See bug 757726 and https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/NavigatorPlugins.plugins
Marco: if you are not able to change these websites to fix their plugin detection of the Skype Web plugin, please comment in bug 990808 or just email me. We can add the Skype Web plugin to our plugin detection whitelist (bug 990808), which is unrelated to the plugin click-to-play whitelist.
Fixed for Firefox 30 beta in bug 992995. I think we're good with QA but Marco can you confirm?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 30
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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