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Java 7 (openjdk) gets a security update

Many people who have a need for Java, will already have switched to Java 8. Nevertheless there are still many places where Java 7 is preferred or even required. So, I am riding on the Q4 security updates for OpenJDK and used the recently released icedtea 2.6.8 to compile OpenJDK 7u121_b00 or “Java 7 Update 121 Build 00”. As […]

Q4 2016 fixes for Java 8 (openjdk)

The icedtea project have released version 3.2.0 of their IcedTea build framework. This was done to mirror Oracle’s recent Critical Patch Update which brings OpenJDK to version 8u111_b14 or “Java 8 Update 111 Build 14”  (and the JRE too of course). Here is the long-ish list of security fixes and CVE‘s as taken from the announcement on Andrew Hughes’s blog: S8146490: Direct […]

More Flash fixes in November

After last week’s updates by Adobe, addressing new vulnerabilities in their Flash Player plugins, today we have another bugfix release. That’s faster than I had anticipated. Luckily I was alerted by a dutch news site so I could quickly wrap the new Flash binaries into Slackware packages for your consumption. The plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) […]

Security updates: multilib and flash

Multilib A mountain of security fixes landed in Slackware this week. Many of these updated packages have a multilib equivalent, so today I have updated my multilib repository for Slackware releases 13.37 and newer. New to multilib or don’t know what it is all about? Read the multilib article found in the Slackware Documentation Project. Download the new multilib […]

Sep ’16 Security fixes for Adobe Flash

New releases are available for Adobe’s Flash Player plugins. They are accompanied by Flash player  security bulletin APSB16-29. The updated plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) has the version number 23.0.0.162 while the plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) is now at version 11.2.202.635 (both 64bit and 32bit versions, remember). Slackware packages for these Flash plugins are available for download & install in the following […]