[CentOS] flash plugin

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 19:58:36 EDT 2012


iirc, Firefox  will block flash from working when it knows the plugin
is vulnerable.
flashtester.org works today, but not last week and maybe even the week before.
i have seen this behavior a few times after major security flaws are
known to be exploited.
i don't think i did anything to fix it except apply updates and reboot.

Have you rerembered to make sure no firefox process or any flash
process is running?


$ rpm -qv firefox flash-plugin
firefox-10.0.7-1.el6.centos.x86_64
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-release.x86_64


FlashTester.org succeeds but javatester.org fails, so ...
Tools --> AddOns --> Plugins  --> "Check to see if your plugins are up to date"
which brings one to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
"Missing Java?  For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated
version of Java. Please upgrade to the latest version."


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2012, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>
>> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>> From: Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>
>> Subject: [CentOS] flash plugin
>>
>> How do I get a flash plugin to work with firefox?
>> I thought that I installed it correctly,
>> but I have yet to see any flash videos through firefox.
>>
>> I keep being told that I need an additional plugin.
>> When I folow directions, I'm told I already have it?
>> At least once, I was told I needed to upgrade.
>
> I had similar problems on Centos 5.8 32 bit. U had to
> downgrade to:
>
> [root at karsites ~]# rpm -qv flash-plugin
> flash-plugin-10.3.183.19-0.1.el5.rf
>
> to get it to work again.
>
> Security patches are being backported for now, IIRC.
>
> HTH
>
> Keith
>
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