User agent string claims it's running Ubuntu 14.04

Bug #1466427 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2015-06-18
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
High
Bill Filler
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
High
Olivier Tilloy
Xenial
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Ubuntu 15.04 r35

1. Go to a page that reports your user agent string, for example <http://whatsmyuseragent.com/> or <http://www.useragentstring.com/>.

What you see: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Ubuntu 14.04 like Android 4.4) AppleWebKit/537.36 Chromium/35.0.1870.2 Mobile Safari/537.36

What you should see: The UA string should not say "Ubuntu 14.04".

Related branches

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-06-25
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Also, Chromium 35 is from 2014 so sites block the browser because of that. It should reflect the version Oxide is based on.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Related: bug #1565063.

tags: added: ua-string
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2016-04-22
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
milestone: none → 11
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: system-apps-11
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-05-02
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+16.04.20160509.3-0ubuntu1

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webbrowser-app (0.23+16.04.20160509.3-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * Resync trunk.

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Fine-tune the custom memory-pressure handler, from data gathered on
    several devices. (LP: #1576639)
  * Update translation template.

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Mon, 09 May 2016 17:56:03 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Matthew, or anyone else affected,

Accepted webbrowser-app into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webbrowser-app/0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Tested and verified in an up-to-date xenial amd64 VM, with webbrowser-app 0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu1.

I browsed to whatsmyua.com and the user agent string advertises Ubuntu 16.04.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Matthew, or anyone else affected,

Accepted webbrowser-app into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webbrowser-app/0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: removed: verification-done
tags: added: verification-needed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Tested and verified in an up-to-date xenial amd64 VM, with webbrowser-app 0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu2.

I browsed to whatsmyua.com and the user agent string advertises Ubuntu 16.04.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu2

---------------
webbrowser-app (0.23+16.04.20161028-0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium

  * SRU for selected bug fixes:
    - LP: #1565055: support for google hangouts
    - LP: #1573017: SAML detection logic broken in webapp container
    - LP: #1572673: invalid variable access error in webapp container
    - LP: #1466427: dynamic Ubuntu version in default UA string
    - LP: #1576639: fine-tune the custom memory-pressure handler
    - LP: #1581025: secure connection icon not showing
    - LP: #1580290: only load the current tab when the session is restored
    - LP: #1577806: browser and container open under the same instance
    - LP: #1565063: dynamic Chromium version in default UA string

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:17:33 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for webbrowser-app has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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