Bug#748342: iceweasel: please keep sandbox code for EME/CDM DRM plugins out of Iceweasel builds

Martin Steigerwald Martin at Lichtvoll.de
Fri May 16 10:38:46 UTC 2014

Package: iceweasel
Version: 29.0.1-1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

Mozilla unfortunately chose to support external DRM plugins by an opensource
sandbox for EME/CDM plugins[1][2].

Please keep this open source sandbox code out of Iceweasel builds once it
becomes available. As for reasons to do so please see [2][3].

Feel free to close the bug report with a statement of your intent to do so.

If its not possible to remove the code easily, please at least disable it.

Thank you very much,

[1] Mitchell Baker, DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users, 14th May 2014:

[2] Cory Doctorow, Firefox’s adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart,
theguardian.com, Wednesday 14 May 2014 18.00 BST:

[3] FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management
by Free Software Foundation — Published on May 14, 2014 05:23 PM:

-- Package-specific info:

-- Extensions information
Name: Adblock Plus
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Package: xul-ext-adblock-plus
Status: enabled

Name: Deutsch (DE) Language Pack locale
Location: /usr/lib/iceweasel/browser/extensions/langpack-de at iceweasel.mozilla.org.xpi
Package: iceweasel-l10n-de
Status: enabled

Name: DownloadHelper
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
Status: enabled

Name: DownThemAll!
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{DDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8}
Package: xul-ext-downthemall
Status: user-disabled

Name: Flashblock
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
Package: xul-ext-flashblock
Status: user-disabled

Name: Ghostery
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/firefox at ghostery.com.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: KDE Wallet password integration
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/kwallet at guillermo.molina
Status: user-disabled

Name: NoSquint
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/nosquint at urandom.ca.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: ScrapBook
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{53A03D43-5363-4669-8190-99061B2DEBA5}
Package: xul-ext-scrapbook
Status: enabled

Name: Standard theme
Location: /usr/lib/iceweasel/browser/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
Package: iceweasel
Status: enabled

-- Plugins information
Name: IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.5 (1.5-1))
Location: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/IcedTeaPlugin.so
Package: icedtea-7-plugin:amd64
Status: enabled

Name: KParts Plugin
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libkpartsplugin.so
Package: kpartsplugin
Status: enabled

Name: Shockwave Flash (
Location: /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
Status: enabled

Name: Skype Buttons for Kopete
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/skypebuttons.so
Package: kopete
Status: disabled

Name: VMware Client Support Plug-in
Location: /usr/lib/vmware-cip/5.1/np-vmware-client-support.so
Status: enabled

Name: VMware Remote Console Plug-in
Location: /usr/lib/vmware-vmrc/5.1/np-vmware-vmrc-5.1.0-781747-64.so
Status: enabled

Name: X2GoClient Plug-in
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libx2goplugin.so
Package: x2goplugin
Status: enabled

-- Addons package information
ii  icedtea-7-plug 1.5-1        amd64        web browser plugin based on OpenJ
ii  iceweasel      29.0.1-1     amd64        Web browser based on Firefox
ii  iceweasel-l10n 1:29.0.1-1   all          German language package for Icewe
ii  kopete         4:4.12.4-1   amd64        instant messaging and chat applic
ii  kpartsplugin   20120605-1   amd64        Netscape-compatible plugin to emb
ii  x2goplugin    amd64        X2Go Client (Qt4) as browser plug
ii  xul-ext-adbloc 2.6+dfsg-1   all          advertisement blocking extension 
ii  xul-ext-downth 2.0.16-1     all          iceweasel extension with advanced
ii  xul-ext-flashb 1.5.17-1     all          Mozilla extension to block Adobe 
ii  xul-ext-scrapb 1.5.9-1      all          Iceweasel/Firefox extension to sa

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.15.0-rc5-tp520 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages iceweasel depends on:
ii  debianutils         4.4
ii  fontconfig          2.11.0-5
ii  libc6               2.18-6
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.30.7-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.40.0-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.23-1
ii  libnspr4            2:4.10.4-1
ii  libnspr4-0d         2:4.10.4-1
ii  libsqlite3-0
ii  libstdc++6          4.9.0-3
ii  procps              1:3.3.9-4
ii  xulrunner-29        29.0.1-1

iceweasel recommends no packages.

Versions of packages iceweasel suggests:
pn  fonts-mathjax          <none>
pn  fonts-oflb-asana-math  <none>
ii  fonts-stix [otf-stix]  1.1.0-1
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.12.1+dfsg-1
pn  mozplugger             <none>

Versions of packages xulrunner-29 depends on:
ii  libasound2      
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.12.0-1
ii  libbz2-1.0                1.0.6-5
ii  libc6                     2.18-6
ii  libcairo2                 1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.8.2-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.102-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5            2.0.21-stable-1
ii  libffi6                   3.1~rc1+r3.0.13-12
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-5
ii  libfreetype6              2.5.2-1
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.9.0-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.30.7-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.40.0-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.23-1
ii  libhunspell-1.3-0         1.3.2-7
ii  libnspr4                  2:4.10.4-1
ii  libnss3                   2:3.16-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0            1.36.3-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-3
ii  libstdc++6                4.9.0-3
ii  libvpx1                   1.3.0-2
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.2-2
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.8-1
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.4-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages xulrunner-29 suggests:
ii  libcanberra0  0.30-2
ii  libgnomeui-0  2.24.5-3

-- no debconf information

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