Bug#675122: iceweasel: Mibbit.com is being used as a "handler service" for IRC links.

Andrew Wigglesworth andrew at ecadre.co.uk
Tue May 29 22:45:15 UTC 2012

Package: iceweasel
Version: 10.0.4esr-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
*** Please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***

   * What led up to the situation?

I clicked on an "IRC link". ie. a irc:// style link.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

I was offered use of a proprietary, secret code, "software as a service" service for IRC called Mibbit ar Mibbit.com.

It is also a service permanently banned at Freenode. See:  http://blog.freenode.net/2009/06/new-freenode-webchat-and-why-to-use-it/

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I did not expect to be offered a closed SaaS like Mibbit by software on Debian.

-- Package-specific info:

-- Extensions information
Name: Adblock Plus
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/adblockpopups at jessehakanen.net.xpi
Status: user-disabled

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

Name: Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/elemhidehelper at adblockplus.org.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: Fangs
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{21D01944-2878-4eb3-A72A-83E8D1E6D4A6}
Status: user-disabled

Name: Firebug
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/firebug at software.joehewitt.com.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: Firemacs
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{e98b7313-167d-48c6-89be-bc514d6de8d9}.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: Flashblock
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: IE NetRenderer
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/ienetrenderer-nico at nc.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: It's All Text!
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/itsalltext at docwhat.gerf.org.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: NoScript
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: TinEye Reverse Image Search
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/tineye at ideeinc.com.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: Web Developer
Location: /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12}
Package: xul-ext-webdeveloper
Status: user-disabled

Name: Zen Broadband Usage Viewer
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{b4e481a8-9ef7-47ff-8512-dc865ba752bd}.xpi
Status: user-disabled

-- Plugins information
Name: DivX Browser Plug-In
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
Status: enabled

Name: mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.6
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer.so
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
Status: enabled

Name: QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.9
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
Status: enabled

Name: RealPlayer 9
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
Status: enabled

Name: Shockwave Flash
Location: /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
Package: browser-plugin-gnash
Status: enabled

Name: Windows Media Player Plug-in
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
Status: enabled

-- Addons package information
ii  browser-plugin 0.8.10-6+b1    GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Plugin fo
ii  gecko-mediapla 1.0.6-1        Multimedia plug-in for Gecko browsers
ii  iceweasel      10.0.4esr-3    Web browser based on Firefox
ii  xul-ext-webdev 1.1.9-5        web developer extension for the Iceweasel/Fi

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages iceweasel depends on:
ii  debianutils         4.3
ii  fontconfig          2.9.0-5
ii  libc6               2.13-32
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.32.3-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-1
ii  libnspr4            2:4.9-3
ii  libnspr4-0d         2:4.9-3
ii  libsqlite3-0
ii  libstdc++6          4.7.0-9
ii  procps              1:3.3.3-1
ii  xulrunner-10.0      10.0.4esr-3

iceweasel recommends no packages.

Versions of packages iceweasel suggests:
pn  fonts-lyx           2.0.3-2
pn  libgssapi-krb5-2    1.10.1+dfsg-1
pn  mozplugger          <none>
pn  ttf-lyx             2.0.3-2
pn  ttf-mathematica4.1  <none>
pn  xfonts-mathml       <none>

Versions of packages xulrunner-10.0 depends on:
ii  libasound2                1.0.25-3
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.4.0-2
ii  libbz2-1.0                1.0.6-1
ii  libc6                     2.13-32
ii  libcairo2                 1.12.2-2
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.5.12-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.98-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5            2.0.19-stable-2
ii  libfontconfig1            2.9.0-5
ii  libfreetype6              2.4.9-1
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.7.0-9
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.32.3-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.10-1
ii  libhunspell-1.3-0         1.3.2-4
ii  libjpeg8                  8d-1
ii  libmozjs10d               10.0.4esr-3
ii  libnotify4                0.7.5-1
ii  libnspr4-0d               2:4.9-3
ii  libnss3-1d                2:3.13.4-3
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.30.0-1
ii  libpixman-1-0             0.24.4-1
ii  libreadline6              6.2-8
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-1
ii  libstdc++6                4.7.0-9
ii  libvpx1                   1.1.0-1
ii  libx11-6                  2:
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.7-1
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.3-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.7.dfsg-11

Versions of packages xulrunner-10.0 suggests:
pn  libcanberra0  0.28-4
pn  libgnomeui-0  <none>

-- no debconf information

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