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Adobe Flash Update: New Version Fixes a Critical Vulnerability.

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Does anyone else have their Flash Plug-in NOT auto-update? I've been watching the last few Flash Updates from Adobe for a while and for me, they do not Auto-Update. I had to manually install version 32.0.0.171. I've manually installed the Adobe Shockwave Flash for years, but only recently waited to see if it would Auto-Update.

I noticed with the two other Plug-ins, they have Update buttons for Default / On / Off. The Flash Plug-in does not have these buttons. Is this why it does not / will not Auto-Update?

Anyway, I received an eMail today about the Latest Flash Update:



APSB19-26 : Security Update Available for Adobe Flash Player!


Originally posted: May 14, 2019

Summary: Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for the Windows OS (and macOS, Linux and Chrome).

These updates address a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Adobe recommends that customers apply the appropriate update using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section of the security bulletin.

Learn more: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb19-26.html

Priority Rating:

Adobe categorizes these updates as Priority 2 .


Adobe Flash can be Updated from Avast Anti-Virus Program's Software Updater area or from Adobe's Website:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

Upon confirming you have an older version, go to step 2 on Adobe's site (the link referenced above) to download the latest version:

Note : UnCheck the boxes for the additional sponsored software that is offered on the download page if you do not want it also installed.


~Pj

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Hey Pj, I bet that you're not the only one who doesn't know this, but Adobe Flash Player is installed on your operating system - it shows in Firefox as "Shockwave Flash" in the 3-bar menu => Add-ons => Plugins. Once Flash is updated on your OS (and it will automatically update once you've set it to in the Flash Player Settings Manager) Shockwave Flash will be updated as well ......

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Hi   Pj,

You can set Adobe Flash to update automatically in the Flash Player Settings Manager :

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-background-updates.html

Once you've done that, you won't have to worry about it
anymore .....

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In case it wasn't obvious:

Firefox doesn't handling the updating of the Flash NPAPI plugin. That needs to be managed externally to Firefox, and Firefox will learn of the change from an updated Registry entry (since the file name changes with each update).

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Ug. StooPid me. When grabbed the latest, I realized by habit, I've always clicked the Notify Me... button.

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jscher2000 said

So, Flash will not Auto-Update, even if the Global Settings is checked-off to do so?


~Pj

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Pj said

jscher2000 said

So, Flash will not Auto-Update, even if the Global Settings is checked-off to do so?


~Pj

Global setting? I said Firefox does not update Flash. There is no setting in Firefox related to updating Flash.

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Pj said

Does anyone else have their Flash Plug-in NOT auto-update? I've been watching the last few Flash Updates from Adobe for a while and for me, they do not Auto-Update. I had to manually install version 32.0.0.171. I've manually installed the Adobe Shockwave Flash for years, but only recently waited to see if it would Auto-Update. I noticed with the two other Plug-ins, they have Update buttons for Default / On / Off. The Flash Plug-in does not have these buttons. Is this why it does not / will not Auto-Update?

NPAPI Plugins including the only one (Flash Player) allowed to run in Firefox since Fx 52.0 are never actually installed in Firefox like Extensions and Themes, dictionaries, language pack are.

In the Location (address) bar type about:plugins as it should show you where the Flash layer Plugin is actually on your system when on Windows, Mac or Linux.

Firefox can come with the other Plugins as to why you have some update options there.

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Hey Pj, I bet that you're not the only one who doesn't know this, but Adobe Flash Player is installed on your operating system - it shows in Firefox as "Shockwave Flash" in the 3-bar menu => Add-ons => Plugins. Once Flash is updated on your OS (and it will automatically update once you've set it to in the Flash Player Settings Manager) Shockwave Flash will be updated as well ......

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You got it right  ! (the Adobe Flash thingy)



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This is odd. When I open about:plugins then I only see the plug names and for Flash the MIME types. If I press F5 or click Reload then all other data appears like file name and path and full version. I had noticed before that this additional data was missing, but hadn't try a reload

Version: 32.0.0.192
State: Enabled
Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Can others confirm this behavior?

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cor-el said

When I open about:plugins then I only see the plug names and for Flash the MIME types.

Mine loaded okay the first time with all the details. ??

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jscher2000 said

Mine loaded okay the first time with all the details. ??

Same here ......

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cor-el said

This is odd: When I open about:plugins then I only see the plug-in names and for Flash the MIME types. If I press F5 or click Reload, then all other data appears like file name, path, and full version.

I had noticed before that this additional data was missing, but hadn't tried a reload. Can others confirm this behavior?

You got a Bug-a-Boo going on there somewhere.

You wore-out your computer with the 154,000+ Answers.

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Pj, I want to see you on AGT 2020  !