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Re: Adobe flash security



On Sunday 13 April 2014 15:58:01 Артур Истомин wrote:
[snip]
> So, let's upgrade this stupid software manualy together =)

Great, Артур!  Thanks.

> links:
> http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.350/i
>install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz - for amd64
> http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.350/i
>nstall_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz - for i386
>
> As root:
> # update-flashplugin-nonfree --uninstall
> # tar xvf install_flash_player_11_linux.$(uname -m).tar.gz
> libflashplayer.so # mv libflashplayer.so
> /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
> # update-flashplugin-nonfree --status
> Flash Player version installed on this system  : 11.2.202.350
> Flash Player version available on upstream site: 11.2.202.350
> update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for flash-mozilla.so
>
> //not tested// Also it is possible (e.g you don't have root
> permission) to put it in ~/.mozilla/plugins/. If you don't have the
> "plugins" directory there yet, just go ahead and make it.

That all worked beautifully until I got to the untested part.  Any 
ideas?  Here is an extract (hopefully containing enough) of what I 
tried.  

root@Tux-II:/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree# 
update-flashplugin-nonfree --status
Flash Player version installed on this system  : 11.2.202.350
Flash Player version available on upstream site: 11.2.202.350
update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for flash-mozilla.so
root@Tux-II:/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree# 
cd /home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins/
root@Tux-II:/home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins# ls
libflashplayer.so
root@Tux-II:/home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins# 
update-flashplugin-nonfree --status
Flash Player version installed on this system  : 11.2.202.350
Flash Player version available on upstream site: 11.2.202.350
update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for flash-mozilla.so
root@Tux-II:/home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins# rm libflashplayer.so
root@Tux-II:/home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins# 
cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins/
root@Tux-II:/home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins# 

But I am still getting, as I did in the first place,

Installed plugins
Find updates for installed plugins at mozilla.com/plugincheck
Shockwave Flash

    File: libflashplayer.so
    Path: /home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    Version: 11,2,202,346
    State: Enabled
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

As a result of a mistake I made (I mv-ed libflashplayer 
from :/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree to /home/lisi/.mozilla/plugins/ so 
had to cp it back again) I can see that it is indeed the correct 
libflashplayer.so, since the main system still thinks that it has got 
the correct version.  Why does Iceweasel not agree, and how do I 
persuade it to do so?  The Mozilla site just says to do exactly what 
I have done. :-(

Lisi


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