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Old 06-19-2012, 10:59 PM
Keith Roberts
 
Default Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin

I'm running Centos 5.7 32 bit with Firefox 10.0.5 ESR

Not sure if this has been mentioned on the list yet, but the
latest version of Adobe flash-plugin 11.2.202 has a bug
which causes it to hang and not play SWF files.

I've been pulling my hair out trying to identify why I could
not get any SWF videos to play.

I finally found the answer here:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1080414

I have downgraded the flash-plugin now to version 10.3.183
from rpmforge repo. It works fine now

I've also added exclude=flash-plugin to the end
of /etc/yum.conf file, to make sure this does not get
upgraded again.

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Ned Slider
 
Default Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin

On 19/06/12 23:59, Keith Roberts wrote:
> I'm running Centos 5.7 32 bit with Firefox 10.0.5 ESR
>
> Not sure if this has been mentioned on the list yet, but the
> latest version of Adobe flash-plugin 11.2.202 has a bug
> which causes it to hang and not play SWF files.
>
> I've been pulling my hair out trying to identify why I could
> not get any SWF videos to play.
>
> I finally found the answer here:
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1080414
>
> I have downgraded the flash-plugin now to version 10.3.183
> from rpmforge repo. It works fine now
>
> I've also added exclude=flash-plugin to the end
> of /etc/yum.conf file, to make sure this does not get
> upgraded again.
>

That's a bad idea. Unpatched critical vulnerabilities in Flash (along
with Java) is one of the most likely routes of infection of your machine
and not updating it is asking for trouble.

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Rainer Traut
 
Default Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin

Am 20.06.2012 12:07, schrieb Ned Slider:
> On 19/06/12 23:59, Keith Roberts wrote:

>> I finally found the answer here:
>> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1080414
>>
>> I have downgraded the flash-plugin now to version 10.3.183
>> from rpmforge repo. It works fine now
>>
>> I've also added exclude=flash-plugin to the end
>> of /etc/yum.conf file, to make sure this does not get
>> upgraded again.
>>
>
> That's a bad idea. Unpatched critical vulnerabilities in Flash (along
> with Java) is one of the most likely routes of infection of your machine
> and not updating it is asking for trouble.


In general yes, but afaik flash player 10.3 is still actively patched
and supported by Adobe.

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Ned Slider
 
Default Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin

On 20/06/12 11:39, Rainer Traut wrote:
> Am 20.06.2012 12:07, schrieb Ned Slider:
>> On 19/06/12 23:59, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>
>>> I've also added exclude=flash-plugin to the end
>>> of /etc/yum.conf file, to make sure this does not get
>>> upgraded again.
>>>
>>
>> That's a bad idea. Unpatched critical vulnerabilities in Flash (along
>> with Java) is one of the most likely routes of infection of your machine
>> and not updating it is asking for trouble.
>
>
> In general yes, but afaik flash player 10.3 is still actively patched
> and supported by Adobe.
>
> Rainer

I think you missed the point. It won't ever get updated if he's excluded
it in yum.conf irrespective of whether it's actively maintained upstream
or not.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Keith Roberts
 
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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012, Ned Slider wrote:
*snip*
>>> That's a bad idea. Unpatched critical vulnerabilities in Flash (along
>>> with Java) is one of the most likely routes of infection of your machine
>>> and not updating it is asking for trouble.
>>
>>
>> In general yes, but afaik flash player 10.3 is still actively patched
>> and supported by Adobe.
>>
>> Rainer
>
> I think you missed the point. It won't ever get updated if he's excluded
> it in yum.conf irrespective of whether it's actively maintained upstream
> or not.

OK. Thanks for all the input about this. I need to bear the
security aspect in mind. Possibly checking with Smart
Package Manager for any further security patches for the
10.3 version.

Does anybody have the latest flash plugin 11.2. working on
Centos 5.7 32 bit please?

Also I see that the Adobe flash plugin is no longer being
developed for Linux, and 11.2 is only available for the next
5 years with security patches added.

Is there not a free alternative to Adobe's flash plugin
please?

Kind Regards,

Keith

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Chris Beattie
 
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On 6/20/2012 12:31 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>
> Is there not a free alternative to Adobe's flash plugin
> please?
>

I haven't tried them myself, but I think both Gnash and Lightspark aim
to be open source replacements for Adobe Flash. I think one of them
even works well enough to play YouTube video.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Ned Slider
 
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On 20/06/12 17:31, Keith Roberts wrote:
>
> Does anybody have the latest flash plugin 11.2. working on
> Centos 5.7 32 bit please?
>

I have the latest 32-bit flash-plugin from the Adobe repo installed and
running on 64-bit 5.8 (latest) with 32-bit Firefox from the distro (I
run 32-bit FF and plugins on a 64-bit desktop)

$ rpm -q flash-plugin firefox
flash-plugin-11.2.202.236-release.i386
firefox-10.0.5-1.el5_8.i386

and it works fine here. In your original post you mentioned SWF files -
this one plays fine for me:

http://www.britarch.ac.uk/caf/wikka.php?wakka=TestSWF

If you have a link to a SWF file that's not working for you I'd be happy
to test it. I have no idea what format most flash content comes in but I
have no issue with video content on youtube or the BBC website.

Perhaps you need to update from 5.7 to 5.8?

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Keith Roberts
 
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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012, Ned Slider wrote:

> To: centos@centos.org
> From: Ned Slider <ned@unixmail.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin
>
> On 20/06/12 17:31, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>
>> Does anybody have the latest flash plugin 11.2. working on
>> Centos 5.7 32 bit please?
>>
>
> I have the latest 32-bit flash-plugin from the Adobe repo installed and
> running on 64-bit 5.8 (latest) with 32-bit Firefox from the distro (I
> run 32-bit FF and plugins on a 64-bit desktop)
>
> $ rpm -q flash-plugin firefox
> flash-plugin-11.2.202.236-release.i386
> firefox-10.0.5-1.el5_8.i386
>
> and it works fine here. In your original post you mentioned SWF files -
> this one plays fine for me:
>
> http://www.britarch.ac.uk/caf/wikka.php?wakka=TestSWF
>
> If you have a link to a SWF file that's not working for you I'd be happy
> to test it. I have no idea what format most flash content comes in but I
> have no issue with video content on youtube or the BBC website.
>
> Perhaps you need to update from 5.7 to 5.8?

OK - thank you for that Ned.

I'm getting my flash-plugin from rpmforge:
[root@karsites ~]# rpm -qv flash-plugin
flash-plugin-10.3.183.19-0.1.el5.rf

That's where the 11.2 one that I had problems with came
from.

I'm sure I downloaded the Adobe Linux flash-plugin rpm, but
it still did not work for me.

Also should Centos 5.7 not update itself automatically to
5.8?

It did update itself from some earlier 5.5 version to 5.7

Maybe being on 5.7 is where the problem is?

Regards,

Keith

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