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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 […]

April ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash

Yesterday Adobe issued a new Flash player  security update .The update addresses a zero-day vulnerability which is actively exploited – installing crypto ransomware on Windows computers. No idea about the relevance of that for the Linux platform but I created packages anyway. There’s a new Linux Flash Player plugin as well as a Chromium PepperFlash addon. The new plugin for the Chromium […]

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. […]

Chromium 49 packages address security issues; no more 32-bit binary plugins

Chromium 49 was announced on the Google Chrome Releases blog. I needed some time to compile package for my ‘ktown’ repository containing the KDE Plasma 5 environment. In fact it took more time than anticipated because I had upgraded my QEMU from 1.2.0 to 2.5.0 and that had unepected side effects: it severely affected the […]