Earlier this week, there was already some talk about a zero-day exploit in Flash for which Adobe would be releasing a fix. And indeed they issued a Flash player security update yesterday.
The updated plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) has the version number 188.8.131.52 while the plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) moves up a tiny bit; to version 184.108.40.2066.
Slackware packages for these Flash plugins are available for download & install in the following locations:
- http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ (master site)
- http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (my fast mirror)
- http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/ (US)
- http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (UK)
Note that the Chromium plugin comes as a 64bit package only. Google has ceased providing 32bit versions of their Chrome browser from which I take the plugin library. I do offer a 32bit Chromium package of course; it’s just lacking the proprietary 32bit plugins now (pepperflash & widevine).
If you are using the slackpkg+ extension for slackpkg, then you just run “slackpkg update && slackpkg upgrade flash”. Alternatively, you can subscribe to my repository RSS feed to stay informed of any updates.