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. That would leave Chromium users in the cold, so I took a different approach: I installed the latest Google Chrome in a virtual machine and started the program, then went away to do other stuff. After a while, Chrome had indeed downloaded a new version of the Flash library and put that in the ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/ directory. I have used a copy of this downloaded library to create the new chromium-pepperflash-plugin package.
The new plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) has the version number 22.214.171.124. The plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) has version 126.96.36.1997.
My download locations for the Flash plugin packages are as always:
- http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ (master site)
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (my own US mirror)
- http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/ (US)
- http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (UK)
If you are using the slackpkg+ extension for slackpkg, then you just run “slackpkg update && slackpkg upgrade flash”. Alternatively, you can subscribe to my repository RSS feed to stay informed of any updates.
thanks, also for the tips on how to recover newer pepperflashes from the chrome directory!