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Re: [opensuse] firefox has suddenly disabled extensions
On Sat, 4 May 2019 22:53:14 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Sat, 4 May 2019 22:27:18 +0200
"Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 04/05/2019 21.58, Dave Howorth wrote:
Help!

...

Does anybody know what has occurred or can suggest the best means
to investigate further?


Firefox disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired
<https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/firefox-extension-add-on-cert/>

The event occurred as the clock rolled over on UTC (Coordinated
Universal Time, aka GMT or Greenwich Mean Time), and impacted users
quickly narrowed it down to "expiration of intermediate signing
cert" -- as it's described on Mozilla's bug tracker.

<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1548973>

Thanks Carlos, and Brendan. I've now seen the Last Webkit Update
thread.

I'm relieved that it's not some malware. But I'm puzzled about why it
occurred on my machine so long after the problem is supposed to have
arisen. Also about why it occurred since as I said, I run updates
manually. Does FF have some secret private update mechanism?

Hmm, according to
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/
"Clarified that the Studies fix applies only to Desktop users of
Firefox distributed by Mozilla. Firefox ESR, Firefox for Android, and
some versions of Firefox included with Linux distributions will require
separate updates. (May 4, 12:03 EST)"

So it sounds like we might need an update via openSUSE updates? (note
that the option to allow Studies is not even enabled on my system,
since I've configured it to not send data to mozilla) Also note that as
I mentioned, I'm not applying most openSUSE updates at present (don't
ask) so I would prefer that openSUSE send me a specific notice that the
fix to this breaking bug is available if possible (and send my regards
to the stupid people at mozilla for the hassle!)



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