Mint Flash plugin needs to be updated

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Mint Flash plugin needs to be updated

Postby kmb42vt » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:17 pm

The Mint Flash plugin provided with Linux Mint 14 needs to be updated to the latest version for Linux. The current "mint-flashplugin-11" is at version which apparently is already behind in Flash security updates put out by Adobe and is now considered a security risk. The latest version for Linux just put out by Adobe is version which is already available via Ubuntu's "flashplugin-installer" package (as version for Linux Mint 14. Here's the link to the article explaining the problem: ... abilities/

Hoping that Mint's Flash plugin package is updated fairly soon.
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Re: Mint Flash plugin needs to be updated

Postby karlchen » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:22 pm

Hello, kmb42vt.

Of course I would appreciate as well if the mint-flasplugin-11 started installing the most recent Flash plugin editions instead of outdated editions.
Yet, I know and I assume that you know as well, the solution is pretty trivial:
+ uninstall the mint-flashplugin-11
+ install the flashplugin-installer and receive the recent Flash plugin editions in a timely fashion

Kind regards,
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