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Adobe Flash security update June ’17

This month’s security update for the Flash Player plugin shows that the player has moved to a new major version number: 26. Time to upgrade, folks – in case you still need Flash on your computer. The new version is 26.0.0.126 for both the PPAPI (Google Chrome and friends) and the NPAPI (Mozilla Firefox and friends) based plugins. You […]

Chromium 59 – a security update

Google released chrome/chromium 59.0.3071.86 earlier this week. This was accompanied by a rather big list of security updates. Taken from the Red Hat Security Advisory: “Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by […]

New VLC packages fix security hole in subtitle renderer

There was a recent upheaval about hundreds of millions of computers being at risk of being taken over completely by remote hackers. Not a kernel bug this time, but a weakness in the way that media players deal with subtitle files during video playback. In particular, the KODI (XBMC) mediaplayer and VLC player were mentioned in […]

OpenJDK security updates Jun’17

For all lovers and haters of Java: new releases are available for OpenJDK versions 7 as well as 8. On the blog of release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find announcements for IcedTea 2.6.10 (which builds OpenJDK 7) and 3.4.0 (which builds OpenJDK 8). The new OpenJDK 7 and 8 releases include the official […]

Adobe Flash security update May ’17

I do not post every security update in my repository, but let’s do one again for good measure and to keep y’all sharp and focused. There’s a new security update for the Flash Player plugin which was released by Adobe earlier today. Check here what version (if any) of the Flash plugin your browser is carrying. Version […]