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Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby Hungry Man » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:54 pm

http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/02/fl ... refox.html

Today, Adobe has launched a public beta of our new Flash Player sandbox (aka “Protected Mode”) for the Firefox browser. The design of this sandbox is similar to what Adobe delivered with Adobe Reader X Protected Mode and follows the same Practical Windows Sandboxing approach. Like the Adobe Reader X sandbox, Flash Player will establish a low integrity, highly restricted process that must communicate through a broker to limit its privileged activities. The sandboxed process is restricted with the same job limits and privilege restrictions as the Adobe Reader Protected Mode implementation. Adobe Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox 4.0 or later will be supported on both Windows Vista and Windows 7. We would like to thank the Mozilla team for assisting us with some of the more challenging browser integration bugs. For Flash Player, this is the next evolutionary step in protecting our customers.
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm

I say to Adobe, whoop dee doo, took you freakin long enough, you useless behemoth and piece of crap. :evil:
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby Tom T. » Tue May 15, 2012 5:43 am

Adobe Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox 4.0 or later will be supported on both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Does Adobe not even know that Windows XP is officially on Microsoft's "Supported" list (for security and stability updates) for almost two more years?

Gee, thanks, Adobe. :roll:

(I'd still use an external sandbox or VM anyway, even on the supported systems. IMHO.)
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby Hungry Man » Tue May 15, 2012 7:19 am

Vista/7 already have a stronger sandbox built in (integrity levels) and it would likely be a whole other sandbox project for XP, which already is insecure and a sandbox isn't really going to change that.
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby Hungry Man » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:53 pm

FYI the new 11.3 sandbox is out.
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby dhouwn » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:38 am

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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby therube » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:26 pm

How do I troubleshoot Flash Player's protected mode for Firefox?

(At one point yesterday, had "plugin-containter" <Flash> expire on me. It was a W7 system, Flash running with Low Integrity.)
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:57 pm

Great, now Flash is on a rapid versioning release schedule like Fx and Google, what kind of idiocy is this that is catching on?
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby dhouwn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:21 am

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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby Thrawn » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:45 am

Bring on Ogg Vorbis!
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:28 am


Yeah Flash for Linux has always been inept and incomplete. I am referring to Windows version, Linux would be lucky to get a stable and secure Flash that is not community provided over the next 5 years, let alone rapid released. I am sure they'll get there if they ever manage to get it done.
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Re: Flash Player sandboxing is coming to Firefox

Postby GµårÐïåñ » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:31 am

Thrawn wrote:Bring on Ogg Vorbis!

Yeah its good but with all due respect, its hype doesn't live up to its functionality. FWIW.
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