Adobe Flash crashing at random intervals in Chrome/Chromium

I have a problem with Adobe Flash in both Chrome and Chromium. When I close a tab that had a Flash applet in it, 25% of the time all other Flash applets will crash. This has been the case since I re-adopted openSUSE in late December and it has been bugging me for a while now.

Recently, Flash started crashing even when I wasn’t closing any tabs.

Flash Player version info:

Repository: @System
Name: flash-player
Arch: i586
Vendor: openSUSE
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 21.5 MiB
Summary: Adobe Flash PlugIn and standalone Player
This package contains Adobe's Flash Plugin for the supported Web
browsers in addition to a standalone flash player application.

I’m on a 64-bit machine. Chrome is at v10.0.648.204 and Chromium at v12.0.705.0. I don’t know if the issue exists in Firefox because I never use it. How can I fix this?