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    Default Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    I'm suddenly getting warnings from Firefox that Flash is outdated and vulnerable.FF is blocking Flash by default. I'm able to allow it for each site individually. I updated Flash a few days ago, and have the most current version from the repos (11.2.202.424-78.1). aboutlugins indicates there's an update available, presumabely from Adobe.

    Code:
    Shockwave Flash
    File: libflashplayer.soPath: /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
    Version: 11.2.202.424
    State: Enabled (STATE_VULNERABLE_UPDATE_AVAILABLE)
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
    Why this change in behavior? Anyone else seeing it? I've never had it happen in Firefox before.

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    It's happening in Seamonkey also. According to Yast, I have the latest version...
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    I just checked the actual version number in Yast, which is 11.2.202.424. On the Adobe web site, the newest version is 11.2.202.425, so it looks like we have to wait for this one for openSuse.
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    Default Re: Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    it's curious . . . just started here in 13.2 today and I have the latest version from the non-oss-update repo which is 112.202.418 (seems to be a different version number to 13.1 but I doubt that is significant)
    I get the warning in Firefox and it also asks if I want to check for an update - so I click yes (just to see what happens) and it then promply informs me that my flash player is up-to-date. . . so I wonder what is driving the warning.


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    Default Re: Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    seems it might be this driving the warning so we'll need to wait for them to push the update out (hopefully soonish)
    The pepperflash plugin for chromium has already been updated.

    Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player


    Release date: December 9, 2014
    Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-27
    Priority: See table below
    CVE number: CVE-2014-0580, CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-8443, CVE-2014-9162, CVE-2014-9163, CVE-2014-9164
    Platform: All Platforms


    Summary



    Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
    Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2014-9163 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

    • Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235.
    • Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.259.
    • Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.425.
    • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, will automatically update to the current version.

    Note: Users who have been updated to version 15.0.0.246 are not affected by CVE-2014-9163.


    Affected software versions




    • Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.242 and earlier versions
    • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.258 and earlier 13.x versions
    • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.424 and earlier versions for Linux

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    Default Re: Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    flash-plugin-11.2.202.425-release.x86_64.rpm
    is available from Adobe

    but the two packages should be deleted and [Taboo -- Never Install] before installing

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    flash-player                   | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player | (11.2.202.424-1.3)        |   20.9 MiB
    flash-player-kde4              | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Pla... | (11.2.202.424-1.3)        |  560.2 KiB

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    Default Re: Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    flash-plugin-11.2.202.425-release.x86_64.rpm
    is available from Adobe
    I always just downloaded the latest as a *.tar.gz from:

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/dow...t&standalone=1

    then extract "libflashplayer.so" and place in "~/.mozilla/plugins/" (as I'm the only user...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    I always just downloaded the latest as a *.tar.gz from:

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/dow...t&standalone=1

    then extract "libflashplayer.so" and place in "~/.mozilla/plugins/" (as I'm the only user...)
    Thanks, that does it. Pretty annoying, I have NoScript to block nefarius sites. This is blocking all friendly sites as well.

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    Default Re: Warnings in Firefox - Flash vulnerable

    The repos now have an updated flash. So normal system updating solves the problem.
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    I just received the latest update, all is well.
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