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July ’15 Security fixes for Adobe’s Flash web plugins (extra critical)

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 […]

More june ’15 security fixes for Adobe’s Flash web plugins

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 The updated flashplayer-plugin has version The […]

April 15 Java security update: OpenJDK 7u79

A new release of IcedTea  is available. Version 2.5.5 of the “Java build framework” will create OpenJDK 7 “Update 79 Build 14” (resulting in a Slackware package openjdk-7u79_b14). The release announcement can be found on the blog of release maintainer Andrew Hughes. The update synchronizes OpenJDK with Oracle’s April ’15 security updates. This will be […]

Another Flash player plugin this week

I failed to mention this earlier because of the time I spent on KDE 5, but there was a new Flash from Adobe. following closely on last week’s security fix. I have packaged the usual suspects: the plugin for chromium (PPAPI) and for mozilla-compatible browsers (NPAPI). If you have pipelight installed, you should run “pipelight-plugin […]

Monthly Flash Player security updates

Pepper Flash for Chromium: Chrome was updated because of a Flash security bulletin from Adobe. The new Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin has version     Linux Flash for Mozilla-compatibles: The “legacy” Linux NPAPI plugin for Mozilla-compatible browsers was updated as well – never leaving version 11. My Slackware package for the flashplayer-plugin went “up” […]