[CentOS] Firefox and Flash

Tue Apr 26 11:32:25 UTC 2016
Richard <lists-centos at listmail.innovate.net>

> Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 09:26:11 +0000
> From: Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>
> On 2016-04-26, Alice Wonder
> <alice at domblogger.net> wrote:
>> On 04/26/2016 12:03 AM, Andreas Benzler wrote:
>>> Hello every one I installed the official flash plugin from adobe
>>> About Plugins tells me:
>>>      Datei: libflashplayer.so Pfad:
>>>      /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so Version:
>>> Status: Aktiviert
>>>      (STATE_VULNERABLE_UPDATE_AVAILABLE) Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
>>> But it is:
>>>   strings /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so  | grep 616
>>>   FlashPlayer_11_2_202_616_FlashPlayer LNX 11,2,202,616
>>> drm/%s/%s/%s/
>>> Any ideas?
> In case anyone else has this problem, the issue seems to be that
> firefox retains stale information about the plugin status. You can
> force a refresh as follows:
> 1. Exit firefox
> 2. Uninstall flash-plugin
> 3. Start firefox, and exit again
> 4. Install flash-plugin

My flash install is showing 616 both in the binary and as reported
from "about:plugins". 

When I've had reason to look at this the past things were always in
sync. My standard approach is to make certain that all instances of
my FF version that uses flash are closed before I install from the
adobe repo. I've never had to uninstall/reinstall the plugin.

I agree with generally trying to avoid flash (and cookies and
javascript) so have different FF versions and instances that I use
based on what is needed and what I'm willing to allow a site to use.