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Adobe Security Update

Condobloke

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https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-39.html

Summary
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address an important vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.122 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.


This update resolves a information disclosure vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. It is not known if this vulnerability was actively being used or what information is disclosed.

I note that there is an Adobe update included in the updates for Linux Mint 18.3 today (Wed, Nov 14 2018)
 


poorguy

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Hello Condobloke,

I haven't used Adobe Flash player for years.

Like me Adobe Flash player old and antiquated and just useless.:p:eek:o_O


This command will tell what's installed.

dpkg -l | grep flash


Just food for thought.:)
 
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Condobloke

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Those termnal commands garnered nothing...
E: Unable to locate package shockwave-flash...ditto for 'flash'

So I went to synaptic package manager....searched for 'flash'
found it and removed it

There is 'libhal1-flash' left...and I have no idea about that ...

So, i terminalled

apt search flash

and the response was...;

[email protected] ~ $ apt search flash
v adobe-flash-properties -
v adobe-flash-properties:i386 -
p adobe-flash-properties-gtk - GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player
p adobe-flash-properties-gtk:i386 - GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player
p adobe-flash-properties-kde - KDE control panel Adobe Flash Player plugi
p adobe-flash-properties-kde:i386 - KDE control panel Adobe Flash Player plugi
p adobe-flashplugin - Adobe Flash Player plugin
p adobe-flashplugin:i386 - Adobe Flash Player plugin
p browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepp - PPAPI-host NPAPI-plugin adapter for pepper
p browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepp - PPAPI-host NPAPI-plugin adapter for pepper
v firefox-video-without-flash -
p flashbake - automated snapshots with git
p flashbench - identify flash storage properties
p flashbench:i386 - identify flash storage properties
p flashcache-dkms - write-back block device cache for Linux (D
p flashcache-utils - write-back block device cache for Linux (u
p flashcache-utils:i386 - write-back block device cache for Linux (u
v flashplugin-downloader -
p flashplugin-downloader:i386 - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer (trans
p flashplugin-installer - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
p flashplugin-installer:i386 - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
v flashplugin-nonfree -
v flashplugin-nonfree:i386 -
p flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound - Adobe Flash Player platform support librar
p flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound: - Adobe Flash Player platform support librar
p flashproxy-client - Pluggable transport to circumvent IP addre
p flashproxy-common - Pluggable transport to circumvent IP addre
p flashproxy-facilitator - Pluggable transport to circumvent IP addre
p flashproxy-proxy - Pluggable transport to circumvent IP addre
p flashrom - Identify, read, write, erase, and verify B
p flashrom:i386 - Identify, read, write, erase, and verify B
p flashybrid - automates use of a flash disk as the root
p get-flash-videos - video downloader for various Flash-based v
p gnome-flashback - GNOME Flashback application
p gnome-flashback:i386 - GNOME Flashback application
p gnome-flashback-common - GNOME Flashback application - common data
p gnome-flashback-dbg - GNOME Flashback application - debugging sy
p gnome-flashback-dbg:i386 - GNOME Flashback application - debugging sy
p gnome-session-flashback - GNOME Session Manager - GNOME Flashback se
p heimdall-flash - tool for flashing firmware on Samsung Gala
p heimdall-flash:i386 - tool for flashing firmware on Samsung Gala
p heimdall-flash-frontend - tool for flashing firmware on Samsung Gala
p heimdall-flash-frontend:i386 - tool for flashing firmware on Samsung Gala
p libdancer-plugin-flashmessage-p - Dancer plugin to display temporary, so cal
idA libhal1-flash - Compatibility library to allow playback of
p libhal1-flash:i386 - Compatibility library to allow playback of
p lm4flash - Command-line firmware flashing tool to com
p lm4flash:i386 - Command-line firmware flashing tool to com
p m16c-flash - Flash programmer for Renesas M16C and R8C
p m16c-flash:i386 - Flash programmer for Renesas M16C and R8C
p node-flashproxy - Pluggable transport to circumvent IP addre
p pepperflashplugin-nonfree - Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin
p pepperflashplugin-nonfree:i386 - Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin
p python-webflash - Portable flash messages for Python WSGI ap
p rkflashtool - Tools for flashing Rockchip devices
p rkflashtool:i386 - Tools for flashing Rockchip devices
p ruby-rack-flash3 - Flash hash for Ruby Rack applications
p stm32flash - STM32 chip flashing utility using a serial
p stm32flash:i386 - STM32 chip flashing utility using a serial
p ubuntu-device-flash - Flash supported devices with Ubuntu
p ubuntu-device-flash:i386 - Flash supported devices with Ubuntu
v video-without-flash -
p xul-ext-video-without-flash - extension to watch videos without the Flas
[email protected] ~ $

Bit complex....went beyond my paygrade real quick !

Might delete the lot and if it screws up...just Timeshift myself back to normality
 

wizardfromoz

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I can tell you about 4 lines of it :D - Heimdall.

Samsung Galaxy phones had, perhaps still have, a packages called Kies (pron. "keys") you could use for connecting your phone to your computer for data transfer and for flashing the ROM, eg updating to a newer version of Android.

It was a PITA.

Odin was introduced as an easy alternative for Windozer users, and Heimdall for Linux/Mac.

Cheers

Wiz
 

poorguy

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Those termnal commands garnered nothing...
E: Unable to locate package shockwave-flash...ditto for 'flash'
Hey Condobloke,

The commands worked on Antix 17.2 and Peppermint 8 so I don't know.

I removed the one command I don't want to be confusing other users.
It may not work with Linux Mint although I don't know why it wouldn't.

Here is my output on another Peppermint 8 computer.

[email protected] ~ $ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii flashplugin-installer 31.0.0.148ubuntu0.16.04.1
amd64 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

ii pepperflashplugin-nonfree 1.8.2ubuntu1.1
amd64 Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin

t[email protected] ~ $
 
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Condobloke

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@poorguy
""So I went to synaptic package manager....searched for 'flash'
found it and removed it""
....this has removed the plug ins in Firefox browser...Cool !

I will leave well alone from there. :)
 

wizardfromoz

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upload_2018-11-15_16-45-47.jpeg
 

poorguy

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@poorguy
""So I went to synaptic package manager....searched for 'flash'
found it and removed it""
....this has removed the plug ins in Firefox browser...Cool !

I will leave well alone from there. :)
Hey Condobloke,

Sometimes I think Synaptic Package Manager is the best way to install and remove software as it shows the packages to be removed and it does work 100%.

It also amazes me why certain commands work with one buntu based Linux distro and not on different buntu based Linux distro.

I guess there's enough difference in the source code / coding that makes a difference.

Anyhow glad you found success with the removal of Adobe Flash player.

And yes I agree with "I will leave well alone from there." :)


poorguy :)
 

poorguy

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OK had to prove to myself I wasn't losing it. :p:D
[email protected]:~
$ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk 1:20181009.1-1mx17+1 amd64 GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii adobe-flashplugin 1:20181009.1-1mx17+1 amd64 Adobe Flash Player plugin
[email protected]:~


[email protected]:~
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
adobe-flash-properties-gtk* adobe-flashplugin*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 36.3 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 116468 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing adobe-flash-properties-gtk (1:20181009.1-1mx17+1) ...
Removing adobe-flashplugin (1:20181009.1-1mx17+1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...
(Reading database ... 116438 files and directories currently installed.)
Purging configuration files for adobe-flashplugin (1:20181009.1-1mx17+1) ...
Writing Menu: icewm
Writing Menu: fluxbox
Writing Menu: jwm
[email protected]:~

OK it does work and it is possible that in post #2 that I made a mistake and failed to copy and paste the full terminal command which would make it not work. :):(:eek::oops:

dpkg -l | grep flash

sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin
 

wizardfromoz

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I don't think I would assess whether you were losing it, Thomas.

I think I lost it before I ever had it. :(

Avagudweegend

Chris
 

Condobloke

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ok...but.....perhaps a few unintended consequences here.....the line of icons immediately above this line of type which give the ability to bold, italic, link, image etc etc are no longer marked as such....pic below

So......does adobe have an effect there...or have i managed to disrupt something else ?
 

Condobloke

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Or.....is this related to the linux.org site ...? All other sites I visit are ok
 

wizardfromoz

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I think that's called a toolbar, Brian :rolleyes:

Mine's OK.

Timeshift?

Wiz
 

Condobloke

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toolbar whatever....the thingie across the top that holds the whatsits.....
problem solved.
A combination of the latest kernel update, and god only knows what
wound back to previous kernel, and the 'toolbar' is back

kernel crap up also screwed with my sound set up

Not sure if the removal of adobe plugins in synaptic manager also played a part, but all is good now
 

poorguy

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Hey Condobloke,

The only way removal of adobe flash player would or could affect your sound is if the flash player plugins were shared dependencies of other software for sound / audio devices.

Glad it is working again.
 

Condobloke

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Update : Today the 'toolbar' icons above this line of type is the same as in post #11...see pic there

Ever so slightly pissed off today.
 

Condobloke

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Update : Without ANY input from me....the icons in that toolbar are back.

Linux.org has been slow to load all of today, and part of yesterday.

All other sites are behaving normally....those sites include bleepingcomputer, linux.com, malwarebytes forum, linuxmint.com, facebook etc etc ad nauseum
 

wizardfromoz

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Did you run over Buddha in a past life? :)
 



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