Last week: new Chromium, Flash, OpenJDK
Real life is taking precedence these days, and I have not been able to work on Slackware so much lately. I did release some updated packages last week.
The update to my Chromium package came pretty shortly after the previous one. Major driver was the update (in Chrome) of the Pepper Flash plugin. Chromium 35.0.1916.153 comes with this list of critical bug fixes:
- [$1000] High CVE-2014-3154: Use-after-free in filesystem api. Credit to Collin Payne.
- [$1000] High CVE-2014-3155: Out-of-bounds read in SPDY. Credit to James March, Daniel Sommermann and Alan Frindell of Facebook.
- [$500] Medium CVE-2014-3156: Buffer overflow in clipboard. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
The Flash update which triggered the new Chrome/Chromium release was announced along with a security bulletin by Adobe. My pepperflash-plugin package which I extracted from the official Chrome binaries (for use with Chromium) is now at version 188.8.131.52 while the accompanying Linux flashplayer-plugin (for Mozilla-compatible browsers) went up to 184.108.40.2068.
Oracle released their Update 60 to Java7 a week or so ago, and it took a while to get the icedtea framework synced up to Oracle’s new OpenJDK drop. The icedtea bug tracker saw many bugfixes being applied in recent days. The icedtea version went up in minor release number: from 2.4 to 2.5.
The icedtea-2.5.0 release will compile OpenJDK 7 “Update 60 Build 30” (resulting in a package openjdk-7u60_b30).
Remember that I release packages for the JRE (runtime) and the JDK (development kit) simultaneously, but you only need to nstall one of the two. The JRE is sufficient if you only want to run Java programs (including Java web plugins). Only in case where you’d want to develop Java programs and need a Java compiler, you are in need of the JDK package.
If you want to compile this OpenJDK package yourself, you need to install apache-ant additionally. Note that the previous requirements of xalan & xerces packages have been dropped; ant will provide all required build functionality on its own now.
Have fun! Eric