[CentOS] Bug in Latest Adobe Flash Plugin

Ned Slider

ned at unixmail.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 10:07:16 UTC 2012

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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