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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 14-Jul-15 17:15:22
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Flash and Security


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Went to run a speedtest earlier and it comes up with a warning that Flash is vulnerable! I need to activate it ... so, I did so. Then visiting the BBC website - same problem and wherever I go I need to activate Flash.

Two days ago, I had the "you need to upgrade flash" warning which I did and all sites seemed fine. Now, t seems it need to be activated on every site visited. I guess that if cookies are cleared on exit then it will be necessary "to allow" Flash every time a browser is run and a site visited.


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Standard User alext05
(committed) Tue 14-Jul-15 17:18:45
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Re: Flash and Security


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It's been all over the news today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33520935
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 14-Jul-15 17:30:44
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Have not got to that part yet ... and why did it suddenly start less than an hour ago? Especially as I have not done any FF or Flash updates today?

And checking back, I did the latest update to Flash yesterday.


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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 14-Jul-15 17:44:17
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Re: Flash and Security


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I dont think you have to update FF, i think they can do it server side or something so that its applied automatically

tbh probably for the best. You can still tell FF to remember your preferences per site anyway. Going on the amount of zero day exploits flash has now might be worth keeping the setting to ask before activating
Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 15-Jul-15 13:46:20
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Re: Flash and Security


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Our works PC''s are all using Flash Player 11!
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Wed 15-Jul-15 14:12:58
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Re: Flash and Security


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yeah I posted this in the windows section.

Seems mozilla have blocked the "current" version of flash telling people to upgrade, except there is no upgrade.

This I feel is dumb as it will make people turn of the version checker to get round it.

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Standard User trolleybus
(experienced) Wed 15-Jul-15 14:30:33
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On my PC:
File checked: c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\reader\acrord32.dll
Installed File Version: 11.0.11.18

Is there a later version that should be acquired?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 15-Jul-15 14:46:52
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Re: Flash and Security


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And the relevance of Adobe reader to this thread is?

It is Adobe Flash where the problem is. Check that through your browser.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 15-Jul-15 14:52:23
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There is an update 209 released earlier today which they say removes the vulnerabilities.


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Standard User 961a
(regular) Wed 15-Jul-15 15:04:48
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Mozilla seems to be losing patience with Flash, as am I. It is notorious for security problems and I find it a pain when trying to update it. More often than not I have to manually delete the bits that are a problem as they don't seem to uninstall by themselves and, if I'm not very careful I find it wants to install Macafee as well. A pain, total

I've disabled it altogether and will see how I get on without it for a while

In the meanwhile these links may help others

https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2015/07/resolu...

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/adobe-flash-player-die/

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/once-again-a...

As I understand it at the time of writing the most up to date patch is 18.0.0.209

Shockwave Flash has been patched to 121.9.159

Reader has also been patched. Use the "check for updates" system to ensure you have the patched version.

Edited by 961a (Wed 15-Jul-15 15:17:16)

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