Updates for Chromium and Flash in sep 14
Chromium and Pepper Flash:
Patch tuesday came and went. We have new Flash from Adobe and as a result, the Google Chrome browser also had a version bump and a new “PepperFlash” Plugin. Time for an update of my own Chromium package (just for Slackware 14.1 & current; the package for 13.37 & 14.0 remains at 37.0.2062.94 but you can of course compile a newer one yourself).
Taken from the Chrome releases blog: Chromium 37.0.2062.120 addresses critical bug fixes, of which these stand out –
- [$2000] High CVE-2014-3178: Use-after-free in rendering. Credit to miaubiz.
-  CVE-2014-3179: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives..
I also updated the package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin to version 126.96.36.199. As usual, the flash library is taken from the official Google Chrome binaries and integrates nicely with my Chromium package. Note that Chromium contains a PDF plugin these days, so if you still have an old “chromium-pdf-plugin” package installed, you should ‘removepkg’ that now!
Note: If you had the chromium-pepperflash package already installed, please open the file “/etc/default/chromium” in an editor and change the line:flashversion=$(strings $flashso|grep ^LNX|sed -e "s/^LNX //"|sed -e "s/,/./g")
toflashversion=$(strings $flashso|grep "LNX "|sed -e "s/.*LNX //"|sed -e "s/,/./g")
in order to fix the plugin version shown in “chrome://plugins“
The Flash updates are released 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 188.8.131.526.
Pipelight with Windows Flash:
I do not have a new version of the pipelight browser plugin (see previous article for the how to). You can easily update the Windows plugins (including the Windows Flash player if you use that) by running (as root) the script:
# pipelight-plugin --update
I will see about a soon-ish update of pipelight and wine-pipelight if there are enough enhancements.
Good luck with these updates!