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Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by RacerBG » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:29 am

I don't know if I'm the only one but at least on my side (Iceweasel 31.4.0 with Flash Player 11.2.202.425) something bad is happening: Flash Player is dying!

I believe that in Mint 17.1 there is already MF 35.0.1, I'm interested to know what is the Flash Player version there? Mine is already reported as *old* and *unsafe* and I must allow it manually on every site which requires Flash Player plugin support. For now except this - everything is fine but for how long?

I know that there are free alternatives and I really will look at them closely this weeks. Which is the best if you are using one of them?
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by zerozero » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:02 am

if i understand from your signature you are on debian jessie, not on mint and installed flashplayer using flashplugin-nonfree

if that is true, open a terminal, su to root and

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/usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree --status
if the upstream version is higher than the one installed in the system (and should be) time for the next step

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/usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by RacerBG » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:40 am

This worked! Strangely enough this minor version bump saved for now the Debian Flash Player version:

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Shockwave Flash 11.2.202.440
Thank you very much, zerozero! :)

PS: And just out of curiousity what is the Mint version of the Flash Player now?
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by russellz » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:55 am

11.2.202.440 here on Linux Mint 17

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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by mike acker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:10 am

flash has more holes in it than the wreck of the Bismarck. hopefully adobe/flash has took the fatal torpedo: HTML5 includes native video player.

unfortunately you can't stop web authors from using it. but you can stop your browser from playing flash: install NOFLASH plug-in.
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by dXTC » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:43 pm

mike acker wrote:flash has more holes in it than the wreck of the Bismarck.
And another one was found just yesterday:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/produc ... 15-02.html
This vulnerability is being actively exploited for drive-by malware downloads in IE and Firefox on Windows (no reports yet on Mac and Linux).

Y'know, I'm getting sick of Flash myself.
[disables Flash plugin in Firefox on Mac]
Well, whaddaya know, YouTube still works!

Bye, Flash. Don't let the door hit ya.

I am going to miss Homestar Runner, though...

UPDATE: Version 11.2.202.440 for Linux apparently does **not** have the above vulnerability.
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by zerozero » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:19 pm

flash 11.x is not affected meaning that if you are in Linux and using firefox you are "safe" (from this exploit at least)
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February 2, 2015 - removed Flash Player version 11.x from the list of affected versions. Version 11.x and earlier do not support the functionality affected by CVE-2015-0313.
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by dXTC » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:20 pm

zerozero wrote:flash 11.x is not affected meaning that if you are in Linux and using firefox you are "safe" (from this exploit at least)
Revisions
February 2, 2015 - removed Flash Player version 11.x from the list of affected versions. Version 11.x and earlier do not support the functionality affected by CVE-2015-0313.
Yes, I see that now, and I stand corrected. I've edited my previous post.
Still, I think it's time we as a user community started moving away from Flash entirely. Eventually, something like this WILL affect Linux users.
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by RacerBG » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:42 am

dXTC wrote:
zerozero wrote:flash 11.x is not affected meaning that if you are in Linux and using firefox you are "safe" (from this exploit at least)
Revisions
February 2, 2015 - removed Flash Player version 11.x from the list of affected versions. Version 11.x and earlier do not support the functionality affected by CVE-2015-0313.
Yes, I see that now, and I stand corrected. I've edited my previous post.
Still, I think it's time we as a user community started moving away from Flash entirely. Eventually, something like this WILL affect Linux users.
Gnash seems to be good alternative to Flash but I don't know in details how good it can be.

And by the way version .440 is already reported as "old" on my Debian machine... :|
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by excollier » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:16 pm

Flashplayer may be bad but....sometimes....
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/n ... e-old-boss
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Re: Flash Player is on painkillers

Post by Pierre » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:08 pm

it should be updated very regularly, at the moment.
But - if it doesn't auto update, - even just the one release.
- then FF will block it.

Yes - FF - is probably being a little too aggressive - about it.
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