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July ’16 security fixes for Java 8

On the heels of Oracle’s July 2016 security updates for Java 8, the icedtea folks have released version 3.1.0 of their build framework so that I could create packages for OpenJDK 8u101_b13 or “Java 8 Update 101 Build 13”  (and the JRE too of course). Here is the list of security fixes and CVE‘s as taken from the announcement on Andrew […]

July ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash

Due to a holiday stay in Brittany (France) last week, the monthly updates for Adobe’s Flash player plugins took a little longer to reach my Slackware repository. Read the Flash player  security update of July 12th if you want to know more about all the CVE entries the update is addressing. Good news by the way: it […]

LibreOffice 5.1.4 (bugfix release)

The Document Foundation released Libreoffice 5.1.4 on June 23, but I was kept busy with preparing my own packaging and scripting stuff for the release of Slackware 14.2. In addition, a new release of Plasma (5.7) is near, for which I promised a Live ISO to be available on July 5. Still, I thought new packages were […]

June ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash

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 22.0.0.192 while the plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) moves up a tiny bit; to version 11.2.202.626. Slackware packages for […]

April security updates for (open) Java 7 and 8

Updates are available both for Java 7 and java 8. These updates sync the OpenJDK releases to the April 2016 updates from Oracle’s Java. Java 8 The recently released icedtea-3.0.1 builds OpenJDK 8u91_b14 aka Java 8 Update 91, with security fixes and CVE‘s related to Oracle’s April 2016 updates: S8129952, CVE-2016-0686: Ensure thread consistency S8132051, CVE-2016-0687: Better byte behavior […]