October Flash Dance
Chromium and Pepper Flash:
Chrome was updated last week (I failed to notice because of the crunch mode at work) with a new Flash from Adobe. I had just updated the Chromium package for Slackware last week, but I decided to apply the micro version upgrade anyway.
More detail on the Chrome releases blog for Chromium 38.0.2125.104 – some bugs were fixed but apart from the Flash upgrade in Chrome, not much exciting there. The real heavy lifting was done for last week’s release.
I took the binaries from that new Chrome RPM and used those to update my Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin. New version is 22.214.171.124.
Adobe releases its Flash updates for all platforms, one of them is the “legacy” Linux NPAPI plugin for Mozilla-compatible browsers. See Adobe’s monthly security bulletin for all the version numbers and vulnerabilities. The Linux flashplayer-plugin went up to 126.96.36.1991.
Pipelight with Windows Flash:
For my pipelight package, you can easily update the Windows plugins it installed for you earlier (including the Windows Flash player if you use that) by running (as root) the script:
# pipelight-plugin --update
A new package is not required therefore.