[RESOLVED] Flash security update missing?

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barbaz
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[RESOLVED] Flash security update missing?

Post by barbaz » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:27 am

According to http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/03/adobe-issues-emergency-patch-for-actively-exploited-code-execution-bug/ there was a Flash vuln patched by some Flash update for version 21... but the latest Google Chrome for Linux, which is the only source of Flash versions later than 11.2.x for Linux, still bundles 20.0.0.306 which is *not* a patched Flash...

Have completely missing a newsworthy security update for Flash, or is Google Chrome's Flash simply not vulnerable to whatever that is?
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Flash security update missing?

Post by therube » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:25 pm

Don't really know about Chrome, other then what, it uses (defaults) to "pepper" Flash.
And how that relates to anything else, no clue, much less if pepper in Chrome happens to not be vulnerable, then could it be (vulnerable) if used in other browsers?

Yeah, from Adobe, the latest you'll get is 11.2.202.577 (Linux)
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Adobe Security Bulletins and Advisories.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.40

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Re: Flash security update missing?

Post by barbaz » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:34 pm

Thanks for that link, indeed Chrome's Flash IS vulnerable (on all applicable OSes) yet somehow there is no stable update for anything other than ChromeOS? :?

oh well, time to look for latest Chrome beta I guess...

EDIT Got it. Chrome beta 50.0.2661.37 has the updated Flash. 8-)
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: [RESOLVED] Flash security update missing?

Post by therube » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:13 pm

Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: April 5, 2016

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-1019) exists in Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2016-1019 is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 20.0.0.306 and earlier. A mitigation introduced in Flash Player 21.0.0.182 currently prevents exploitation of this vulnerability, protecting users running Flash Player 21.0.0.182 and later.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.40

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