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March ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash

adobe_flash_8s600x600_2Adobe’s Flash player  security update for March showed an updated Flash player which addresses several vulnerabilities. I packaged the Linux Flash Player plugin for you as usual – on friday. However, Google did not release an updated binary for Linux Chrome until this moment, instead having people rely on Chrome’s internal auto-update feature which takes care of downloading the latest PepperFlash library. That would leave Chromium users in the cold, so I took a different approach: I installed the latest Google Chrome in a virtual machine and started the program, then went away to do other stuff. After a while, Chrome had indeed downloaded a new version of the Flash library and put that in the ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/ directory. I have used a copy of this downloaded library to create the new chromium-pepperflash-plugin package.

The new plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) has the version number The plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) has version

My download locations for the Flash plugin packages are as always:

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.


1 Comment

  1. Ponce

    thanks, also for the tips on how to recover newer pepperflashes from the chrome directory!

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