Flash 9 Vulnerability on Linux - was it patched in house

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 21 23:11:28 UTC 2008

On 12/21/2008 01:24 PM, Gardier wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 15:47:39 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>> If you are running 32bit; enable the Universe repository via Synaptic
>> (System|Administration|Synaptic...|Settings|Repositories|Ubuntu
>> Software|Community-maintained... (Universe) is checked. Reload your
>> repositories (Reload button).
> Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Actually the update 
> appears to be in the partners repo here. I use the UK server so maybe 
> that accounts for the difference.
> I still say security updates shouldn't have to be found. They should be 
> rolled out to us automatically.
> I can accept my responsibility where I have taken it on myself to install 
> an unsupported package but flash-non-free was added as part of the ubuntu-
> restricted-extras.

It's a very recent change & yes, it's the partners repo, my apologies.

In the future you should see it sync'ing properly. For example; I had
.12 on another test machine - the update manager notified me of the
update to .15 as with any standard security update. Hopefully, when
Adobe finally get their 64bit flash version released it can be added as
well. I for one am very pleased to see Adobe _finally_ hooked into
Ubuntu w/regards to flash. I particularly like the bit on:


that states:

Ubuntu 7.10 or later or 8.04 or later  	

included with Red Hat & openSUSE.

That's a *big* step forward & a definate acknowledgment that Ubuntu is
rapidly becoming a desktop distro of note :-)

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