Archive for the tag "cve"
Adobe must think Linux users are a bunch of retards. It took them several days to release an update for their legacy Flash Player plugin for Linux – took them so long actually that Mozilla decided to block Flash in their Firefox browser. Now that’s a statement. Finally, here are the Slackware packages for flashplayer-plugin version 188.8.131.521. This […]
The recent hack of the “Hacking Team” -a company that makes money from creating spyware for repressive governments – has uncovered evidence that they have been exploiting a yet unknown security hole which is present in all Adobe Flash players since version 7. Obviously based on the information obtained from the public dump of Hacking Team’s 400 […]
Here are new packages for the flashplayer-plugin and chromium-pepperflash-plugin. It’s “patch tuesday” and therefore the chances were fairly high that there would be a new Flash security bulletin… indeed, check out Adobe Flash security bulletin: apsb15-14. For your information: The updated Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin has version 184.108.40.206. The updated flashplayer-plugin has version 220.127.116.118. The […]
Chromium (and Widevine): I built new Slackware Chromium packages for the latest update in the Chrome Stable Channel. The new version is 40.0.2214.111 and comes with several security fixes (among which, a Flash Player update, see below) Both chromium and chromium-widevine-plugin have version 40.0.2214.111 actually – use the matching version numbers as a sign that […]
There was some unrest about the most recent glibc update in the stable releases of Slackware (slackware-current excluded). Glibc was patched against a new vulnerability, CVE-2015-0235, for which the only known exploit currently is in the MTA Exim (software which is not part of Slackware) and an exploit for this vulnerability is difficult to write […]