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Still in the doldrums . I had this problem before . All videos/films work. But not flash . It's a real pain. :w00tx100:

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I have to be real careful now . Everything was different on boot-up today . So no surprise if I drop out with big problems.

 

First I was asked to boot from one of the rom drives or the net card . Then the good old grub kicked in after pressing F4. Phew!

 

I've been waiting 6mths for the Deb dead tree manual .. Still sold out .

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Adobe has released Version 17.0.0.134 of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for Windows and Macintosh. Version 11.2.202.451 has been released for Linux. The Extended Release Version is 13.0.0.277.

 

 

Flash Player updates for Windows 8 and above were released with the Microsoft Security Updates yesterday.

 

Although using the auto-update feature of Flash Player tends to be slow, if you wish to set up that feature, the information is available in my blog post here.

 

 

Security Bulletin: APSB15-05

Release Notes: Flash Player® 17 AIR® 17

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Adobe has released Version 17.0.0.169 of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR 17.0.0.144 for Windows and Macintosh. Version 11.2.202.457 has been released for Linux. The Extended Release Version is 13.0.0.281.

Flash Player updates for Windows 8 and above are released with the Microsoft Security Updates.

 

Although using the auto-update feature of Flash Player tends to be slow, if you wish to set up that feature, the information is available in my blog post here.

 

 

Security Bulletin: APSB15-06

Release Notes: Flash Player® 17 AIR® 17

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Adobe has released Version 17.0.0.188 of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR 17.0.0.172 for Windows and Macintosh. Version information for Linux and the Extended Release is available in the Release Notes.

 

Direct download links:

 

Release Notes: Flash Player® 17 AIR® 17

Security Bulletin

 


 

Adobe has also released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.10) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.

 

Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

 

Adobe Reader XI (11.0.11) for Windows is available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.

 

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

 

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Yes, it is Update Tuesday and with it comes updates to Adobe Flash Player and AIR. Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.160. The current version of Adobe AIR is 18.0.0.144. (The latest versions for Linux, Android and Flash Player ESR are included in my blog post.)

 

An interesting update to the latest version of Flash Player is the Improved Flash Player Install Process, documented in the Release Notes, Flash Player® 18 AIR® 18:

 

"With Flash Player 18, in the vast majority of cases, the installer will no longer display a dialog to shut down the currently running browsers or applications that are using Flash Player!

 

Once the installation is completed, you will be notified that the browser may need to be restarted to use the newly installed version. This requirement depends on your browser’s ability to see the new version. Either way, Flash will continue to work and you can easily force the new version to appear by simply restarting your browser when it’s convenient for you."

 

Direct download links for Windows 7 and below:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macr...r_18_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macr...18_active_x.exe

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Adobe has released Version 18.0.0.194 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh to address a critical vulnerability that is being exploited in limited, targeted attacks.

 

Direct download links for Windows 7 and below:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_18_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_18_active_x.exe

 

  • Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.296.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.486.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x and Windows 10 TP, will automatically update to the current version.

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Last week Adobe released another out-of-band critical security update for Flash Player -- Version 18.0.0.203 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh and Version 18.0.0.180 of Adobe AIR. Version information for Linux and the Extended Release is available below. It is strongly advised that you update Flash Player if you haven't done so already. However, don't be complacent thinking Flash Player is now secure. Yet another zero-day has been uncovered and is actively being exploited! (See Another Hacking Team Flash Player 0day Uncovered (UPDATED))

 


Details regarding the update released last week:

 

This update addresses critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Because an exploit targeting CVE-2015-5119 has been published publicly, updating to the latest version as soon as possible is advised.

 

Direct download links for Windows 7 and below:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macr...r_18_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macr...18_active_x.exeUsers of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.203. The current version of Adobe AIR is 18.0.0.180.

  • Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.302.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.481.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, will automatically update to the current version.
  • The latest version of Adobe AIR for Android is 18.0.0.180 and earlier versions, available by downloading it from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

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Adobe has released Version 18.0.0.209 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The Extended Release Version was updated to 13.0.0.305. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited. It is strongly advised that the updates be applied as soon as possible.

 

Direct Download Links:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macr...r_18_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macr...18_active_x.exe

Internet Explorer, Windows 8 and above: Update will be released via Windows Update

 

Security Bulletin

 


Note to Adobe Reader Users: The quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader have also been released. Adobe Reader XI (11.0.12) for Windows is available here: http://www.adobe.com...latform=Windows

 


 

Note to Adobe Shockwave Player Users: Adobe has released a critical security update for Adobe Shockwave Player which resolves memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

 

Although I have yet to need Shockwave Player on this computer, there are still many people who use it. If you have Shockwave Player installed, please update to the latest version.

 

The newest version 12.1.9.159 is available here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/. As usual, watch for any pre-checked add-ons not needed for the update.

 

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Thanks Corrine. My main browser is Chrome 64bit, (gave up on getting IE10 to work properly), and Adobe does not have a 64bit Shockwave Player available... However, I've not seen an error message on Chrome that a webpage wouldn't work because of the lack of shockwave. Chrome automagically updates Adobe Flash by itself.

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do all graphical browsers all current versions block automatic playing of Flash?

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Adobe has released Version 18.0.0.232 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh to address critical security vulnerabilities. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.232 with this update and the Linux version was updated to 11.2.202.508.

 

Direct download links for Windows 7 and below:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_18_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_18_active_x.exe

 

 

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Adobe has released Version 19.0.0.185 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.241 with this update.

 

The direct download links for the non-IE plugin and for IE on Windows 7 and earlier are as follows:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_active_x.exe

 

 

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Adobe has released Version 19.0.0.207 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.252 with this update. Additional information is available in the Security Bulletin.

 

For those who use Adobe AIR, it has been updated to version 19.0.0.213. The update is available here: https://get.adobe.com/air/

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_active_x.exe

Flash Player for Windows 8x and above will be available for IE and Microsoft Edge via Windows Update.

 


 

The quarterly Adobe Reader update was also released today, with extensive updates included. Details are available in the Security Bulletin.

 

Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

 

Adobe Reader XI (11.0.13, Pro and Standard) for Windows is available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

 

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

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Hmmm. I checked the version of Flash using Control Panel in WIN7, and it was still showing the old version. Went to Chrome settings and checked the "Update" button, and Chrome downloaded and installed the newest Chrome version 46.0.2490.71 m (64-bit). After Chrome rebooted, again checked Flash in Control Panel, and it still showed the old version. Went to the Flash download page using IE10 and downloaded the version shown above. Installed it and now Flash shows the newest version in Control Panel.

I thought that Chrome used their own version of Flash, like IE11 does, and should have automagically installed the newest version when Chrome updates?

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The Control panel will show the version of flash in IE. (Mine says at the bottom when I open Flash Player: The settings on this page are not applicable to Google Chrome or Chromium based browsers PPAPI).

 

I have to do two flash updates each time in Windows 7: one for IE and one for Firefox and Palemoon.

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Flash Player "zero-day" and apparently no update forthcoming until next week. Adobe Security Bulletin

 

Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: October 14, 2015

Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-05

CVE number: CVE-2015-7645

Platforms: Windows, Macintosh and Linux

 

Summary

 

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645) has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

 

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for this vulnerability is being used in limited, targeted attacks. Adobe expects to make an update available during the week of October 19.

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No release notes yet but Flash 19.0.0.226 is now available. Please update ASAP, using the links provided above.

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Adobe has released Version 19.0.0.245 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.261 with this update. Additional information is available in the Security Bulletin

 

For those who use Adobe AIR, it has been updated to version 19.0.0.241. The update is available here: https://get.adobe.com/air/

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_19_active_x.exe

Flash Player for Windows 8x and above will be available for IE and Microsoft Edge via Windows Update.

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Adobe has released Version two versions of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, Version 20.0.0.228 for IE and Version 20.0.0.235 for plug-in based browsers. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.268 with this update. For those who use Adobe AIR, it has been updated to version 20.0.0.204. The update is available here: https://get.adobe.com/air/

 

As illustrated in the incredibly long list of CVE's in the Security Bulletin, many vulnerabilities exist in unpatched versions of Flash Player. It is recommended that date be installed as soon as possible.

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_20_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_20_active_x.exe

 

Internet Explorer, Windows 8 and above: Microsoft updated Security Advisory 2755801. If you do not have Automatic Updates enabled, the Flash Player update can be downloaded from Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10: July 9, 2013.

 

Flash Player Uninstaller: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe

Adobe AIR: http://get.adobe.com/air/

 

Release Notes: Flash Player® 20 AIR® 20

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Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-8651 is being used in limited, targeted attacks and has released an out-of-band critical security update for all versions. It is recommended that this update be installed as soon as possible.

 

Adobe has released Version 20.0.0.267 for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh and 11.2.202.559 for Linux. The Extended Release Version was incremented to Version 18.0.0.324 with this update.

 

For those who use Adobe AIR, it has been updated to version 20.0.0.233. The update is available here: https://get.adobe.com/air/

 

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Adobe released a quick update only for the ActiveX version for IE on Win 7 & earlier to version 20.0.0.270 to address a problem with Flash Player improperly loading in applications that have it embedded. Google Chrome and Windows 8.x/10 Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will receive the update through the Google and Microsoft update mechanisms. No update for the plug-in version.

 

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_20_active_x.exe

 

Release Notes | Flash Player® 20 AIR® 20

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Adobe has released Version 20.0.0.286 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. The update is to to address important functional issues impacting Flash Player users.

 

Google Chrome and Windows 8.x/10 Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will receive the update through the Google and Microsoft update mechanisms. Direct down-load links for the plugin version and Windows 7 and below:

 

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_20_plugin.exe

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_20_active_x.exe

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Adobe has released Version 20.0.0.306 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh and Version 11.2.202.569 for Linux. The updates are to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe AIR has also been updated to Version 20.0.260.

 

 

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interesting, Flash20 warns after installation that there are issues with sharing a machine with RealPlayer11

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That warning isn't new, at least to me. I have an XP PC here that I acquired from a friend. He had RealPlayer installed.

I got the PC in April 2009. Every time I update flash, I get a warning about Real Player.

 

I haven't updated flash since I pulled the PC off the network in 2014 so I don't remember what the exact warning was.

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Adobe has released Version 21.0.0.182 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh and Version 11.2.202.577 for Linux. The Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh was updated to Version 18.0.0.333. Adobe AIR has been updated to Version 21.0.0.176.

 

If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras.

 

Release Notes: Flash Player® 21 AIR® 21

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