March ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash
Adobe’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.
My download locations for the Flash plugin packages are as always:
- http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ (master site)
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (my own US mirror)
- http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/ (US)
- http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (UK)
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.