Adobe Flash player update hassles

Adobe Flash player update hassles

Summary: OK, here's an update that you really need to install on all your systems. The new Flash player update patches up around a dozen security vulnerabilities in the software, including one that hackers are actively exploiting. Annoyingly, you might need to install this update more than once.

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OK, here's an update that you really need to install on all your systems. The new Flash player update patches up around a dozen security vulnerabilities in the software, including one that hackers are actively exploiting. Annoyingly, you might need to install this update more than once.

The latest version of Flash player is no 10.0.32.18. You can grab the update here for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you want to know what version you currently have installed, here is a page that will help.

OK, so why might you need to install the update more than once? Well, if you run more than one browser (say Internet Explorer and Firefox), the plugin for each browser will need to be updated. The easiest way to do this is to head over to the download page. You might want to consider using Secunia's PSI to detect vulnerable code on your PCs.

Things get more complicated if you have other Adobe software installed. For example, if you use Adobe AIR, this needs updating. If you are an Adobe Reader user, then this too is vulnerable and a patch will be released for it later today.

You have a whole lotta updating to do. Happy Friday!

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  • Received the update automatically

    ... this morning, on my Ubuntu boxes, through the automatic central update function. :-)

    Important update indeed. High time that Adobe open-sources it's Flash Player: security flaws will be fixed much sooner then.
    pjotr123
    • RE: Adobe Flash player update hassles

      @pjotr123

      Yes open source is a panacea for hunger, disease, war and global warming as well.

      Don't get me wrong I love open source but expecting a company to give up intellectual property that serves as a cash cow is um... na?ve.
      betelgeuse68
  • 64-bit Linux Adobe Flash 10.0.32 Update URL

    Adobe Flash player update hassles - 7/31/2009

    For Linux 64-bit, you can get your flash update here:

    http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

    P.S. Don't forget folks to use AppArmor to put your Firefox session in a 'sandbox'.

    I've written a <a href="http://www.dtschmitz.com/dts/2009/07/how-to-install-apparmor-profile-for-firefox-351-in-ubuntu-904.html">how-to</a> that shows how to create a FF profile.

    Thanks and Be Safe.
    Dietrich T. Schmitz
  • I think I speak for everyone today when I say...

    F*** ADOBE!
    GoodThings2Life
  • Flash = Piece of shit

    Looks like they'll be spending the next 2 years fixing holes because their architecture is garbage. Hell, they can't even support multiple threads. Can you trust programmers who can't even implement threading to do security? Ahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahahhahhah.

    Adobe is just like Novell and WordPerfect. The ONLY reason they succeeded was because they had zero competition. And now, just like Novell and WordPerfect, they're dying because they do. Good riddance, they will not be missed.
    jackbond
  • RE: Adobe Flash player update hassles

    Please be aware of the limitations of Secunia OSI which is limited to only 32 bit OS's and Secunia PSI does not support Windows 7 RC 1 as yet.
    out-of-luck
  • RE: Adobe Flash player update hassles

    Can you trust programmers who can't even i<a href="http://vb.maas1.com">m</a>plement threading to do security?
    maascom