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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 […]

Package recompilation effort underway

Hey folks! Two things recently happened to Slackware-current that you need to be aware of if you are using my Plasma5 packages from the ‘ktown‘ repository. libical was upgraded. The new shared library has a different version number, breaking several applications in my Plasma 5 package set. Mostly these are KDEPIM related. the openssl upgrade  dropped […]

Security update for Chromium 48

Google released an update for Chrome/Chromium – their version 48 of the browser is now at “48.0.2564.109“. The chromium sources are still not available six days after the announcement, even though the official Chrome binary distributions were available right from the start. I think that this is inexcusable for a big company like Google, but this is […]