WebRTC webcam support broken in firefox due to apparmor

Bug #1665535 reported by Jay Hennessey on 2017-02-17
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firefox (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In order to use sites that make use of WebRTC's webcam support, firefox needs access to the /dev/videoN device. When I applied the latest firefox update over the last week, apparmor was set to enforcing mode, which broke sites that use WebRTC, like https://talky.io.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.10
Release: 16.10
$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2
  Candidate: 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2
  Version table:
 *** 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     49.0+build4-0ubuntu2 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages

Related branches

lp:~henn/apparmor/fix-for-1665535
Ready for review for merging into lp:apparmor
Jamie Strandboge: Approve on 2017-02-21
Steve Beattie: Pending requested 2017-03-10
AppArmor Developers: Pending requested 2017-02-17
Jay Hennessey (henn) on 2017-02-17
affects: apparmor (Ubuntu) → firefox (Ubuntu)
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