mrflash818 (mrflash818) wrote in debian,

Adobe Flash - Debian - Iceweasel - how to update

"Adobe has released updates for Flash Player closing seven holes in the application. Six of the holes can be exploited to allow an attacker to infect a PC using crafted web pages. The seventh is a cross site scripting hole that Adobe says is already being exploited in "active targeted attacks". The attacks, which are only aimed at Internet Explorer on Windows, try to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link. Adobe say the hole "could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider, if the user visits a malicious website".

Flash Player version and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, version and earlier for Android 4.x, and version and earlier for Android 3.x and 2.x are all affected. Desktop Flash users should update to by downloading it from Adobe's site. Android 4.x users should update to and Android 3.x and 2.x users should update to version by browsing to the Android Market Place for an update."

robert@pip:/tmp$ gunzip install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
robert@pip:/tmp$ tar -xvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar
robert@pip:/tmp$ locate
robert@pip:/tmp$ sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
robert@pip:/tmp$ sudo cp ./ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.
Then R-click on a flash movie, (a youtube music video, for example) and in the "About" section you'll see the version number. Confirm it is the latest version number f/t/Adobe site ;)
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