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Adobe Flash Update: New Version Fixes a Critical Vulnerability.

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 h… (read more)

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:



<center>

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

</center>

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

Asked by Pj 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Hi (I don't know english good, sorry), I have a strange trouble with html5. It's started yesterday evening, after update 10.04.2015, I'm using FF Dev. Edition (aurora). V… (read more)

Hi (I don't know english good, sorry), I have a strange trouble with html5. It's started yesterday evening, after update 10.04.2015, I'm using FF Dev. Edition (aurora). Videos in html5 with H.264/mp4 showing as black retangle (example in attached). I trying own page with html5. It's not working too, but "Your browser does not support H.264/MP4." didn't written, just black rectangle. I'm trying ogg, and it's work. Before the update all worked fine, I have watched video in html5 only. Whats I doing wrong or it's bug from the last update? In FireFox (not aurora, not beta), I can watching html5 fine, all my codecs installed on PC. Thanks.

UPD1 : Patch 39.0a2 (2015-04-11), problem is actual yet.

Asked by JAkutenshi 6 years ago

Answered by JAkutenshi 6 years ago

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One solution to Flash Plugin hanging or crashing issues.

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article … (read more)

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article or support thread, so hopefully one of you will be able to help getting this submitted. obviously this wont fix everyone's problem, but it should be included.

THE PROBLEM::

Flash Player Hanging or Crashing (unable to watch flash/video content) Script has become unresponsive error message when trying to view flash/video content

THE SOLUTION:

a possible cause to this problem is that you have lost permissions to the file directory where flash is actually stored. without these permissions you will be unable to properly utilize the flash plugin on firefox.

to fix the problem we will need to update the security settings on the flash directory.

for 32 bit machines: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

for 64 bit machines: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

navigate to the \Macromed\ folder and right click on the flash folder and select properties. click on the security tab at the top of this box then on the advanced button at the bottom of this box. after navigating to this screen, you will need to click change permissions. first make sure there is no deny statement which is denying access to this folder, if one exists, remove it. second make sure that the name "Everyone" has the abilty to read and execute, to do this: click on everyone, then edit. next, select: apply any changes to: "This folder, subfolders, and files." this is at the top of the edit box. after you click ok to the changes you made, you will need to enable the option: "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." now click the apply button, then ok button. now check to see if firefox is working.


if you find that you are unable to change these permissions, then you lost access to the parent folders as well and they are replacing child object permissions. you will need to apply the solution above to the parent folder that is overriding the permissions. this will either be: \system32\ or \SysWOW64\ depending on your machine or possibly even the \Windows\ folder.

If you find that these parent folders indeed had their permissions lost, then you have likely acquired some malware. You should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do an update and full scan.

Asked by Obscvred 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Facebook games running Adobe Flash no longer respond properly.

Last night I could no longer play Bejeweled Blitz, Solitaire Blitz, or other Adobe Flash player based games on Facebook using Firefox. The games load but do not respond … (read more)

Last night I could no longer play Bejeweled Blitz, Solitaire Blitz, or other Adobe Flash player based games on Facebook using Firefox. The games load but do not respond correctly. I have to click twice on the page to get the view to update. However, these games work correctly in Internet Explorer. This started for me on the night of October 19. I tried four different Flash games tonight, some from different developers, and none of them worked correctly. I tested a Flash game on a site outside of Facebook, and it worked fine.

Asked by ajp1228 4 years ago

Answered by Oxylatium 4 years ago

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Lubuntu 17.10 Firefox blocks video at this ste: https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/di-maio-su-legge-fornero-salvini-si-e-venduto_04a78584-0

Trying to see video from national news agency ANSA (Italy) the browser window stop inactive. The exact link is: https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/d… (read more)

Trying to see video from national news agency ANSA (Italy) the browser window stop inactive. The exact link is:

https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/di-maio-su-legge-fornero-salvini-si-e-venduto_04a78584-0119-4f21-a115-d76772d7c348.html

I tried to change preferences (about pop up blocked, privacy and security) with no change. Thanks you in advance.

Asked by Regainfo 3 years ago

Answered by Regainfo 3 years ago

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flash player add-on not working?

I can't get cbsnews.com videos to play. No errors, just a blank black screen. Their Help tells me to install Adobe Flash Player. (I had Shockwave Player installed and … (read more)

I can't get cbsnews.com videos to play. No errors, just a blank black screen. Their Help tells me to install Adobe Flash Player. (I had Shockwave Player installed and thought that was the same thing - wrong!) I installed the NPAPI version of Flash Player with no problems, but the videos still don't work. The Add-ons manager doesn't show the Flash Player as installed, but if I click on "check if plug-ins up-to-date" it shows Flash Player installed and up-to-date. What am I missing here? Thanks.

Asked by eliterry 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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crash after opening windows 7 32 bit

After opening mi firefox 27.0.1 i have to wait 1-2 sec and after that it crashes and mozilla crash report it automaticaly opens, i tried to choose "win xp sp3 " to comp… (read more)

After opening mi firefox 27.0.1 i have to wait 1-2 sec and after that it crashes and mozilla crash report it automaticaly opens, i tried to choose "win xp sp3 " to compatibility and it almoust works , the flash player it doesn`t work , the icon from taskbar it flashes , the flash player window( youtube player) a black and wite fast switch, i`ve tried to reset firefox too! administrator privilegies,

Asked by Ali 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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can't log in

Having trouble logging into my firefox account to ask a question. Since the change to Firefox 40, I can't load Farmville2 on Firefox. I can open my inbox and answer reque… (read more)

Having trouble logging into my firefox account to ask a question. Since the change to Firefox 40, I can't load Farmville2 on Firefox. I can open my inbox and answer requests but I have to use chrome to play, but I would prefer to use Firefox.Also I was asked to take a Firefox survey but when I was done and hit submit...it wouldn't submit....another survey today asked if I was happy with Firefox, when I said no, it didn't even ask why (I was hoping to contact someone to fix the problems with zynga), just closed the survey.  ???? I have tried to find a contact us button, but just keep getting redirected to other places. I hope someone can help me with this problem

I just refreshed and nothing has changed so far.

Thanks Peggy

Asked by PeggyHobbs 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Flash stops working and freezes firefox. I have Fast dial and dont want to lose it so what can I do to fix this?

It doesnt matter what site or what I am doing it will come up randomly and freeze firefox then finally a box pops up and says Flash is busy or not responding continue or … (read more)

It doesnt matter what site or what I am doing it will come up randomly and freeze firefox then finally a box pops up and says Flash is busy or not responding continue or stop plugin. Naturally I stop plugin. I always install the latest flash versions I have even uninstall and reinstalled flash and downgraded and still no change or it bugs me to update. I am using firefox 26.0 I usually stay away from the betas if all possible. My biggest worry with using the reset firefox or making a new profile is my fast dial I have tons of sites right there waiting for me to click on and im afraid if I do all this I will lose it. But I have used same profile for years and years so maybe its time. I will just have to redo my fast dial I guess Unless someone can come up with another way to do it. I have disabled hardware acceleration on firefox I have to it makes my browser do some weird things. I also have disabled Hardware acceleration in flash as well. I have cleant temp files and registry. I am good with computers but have never seen issues like this with flash. If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks.

Asked by nickm25 7 years ago

Answered by nickm25 7 years ago

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32 bit Linux mint Tessa 19.1 and Firefox goes straight to crash report. Download version listed as 66.0.1

I was having troubles with the Cinnamon desktop and had to switch video cards. I found Firefox crashed right away. I then replaced the video card and reloaded from scratc… (read more)

I was having troubles with the Cinnamon desktop and had to switch video cards. I found Firefox crashed right away. I then replaced the video card and reloaded from scratch and the Cinnamon desktop works fine but Firefox still goes straight to crash report. In fact I tested and even Thunderbird goes straight to crash report. It does appear to send out the info and it created a report but I can't do a copy and paste of the report since I can't send anything out myself. The version that came with the Linux Mint 19.1 Distro 32 bit should be a 32 bit version. Both Firefox and Thunderbird is working fine on my other two 64 bit machines running Mint 19.1 64 bit.

Asked by cavman35 2 years ago

Answered by cavman35 2 years ago

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Shop Safe (a bankofamerica.com feature) won't load.

When logged into www.bankofamerica.com and after selecting an account, I use "Shop Safe", a feature that provides a made-up CC number, a $ limit of my choice, expiration … (read more)

When logged into www.bankofamerica.com and after selecting an account, I use "Shop Safe", a feature that provides a made-up CC number, a $ limit of my choice, expiration date of my choice, and a CVC1 code. This CC number is good for ONE TIME ONLY use. It sends money from my "real" CC account without revealing my "real" CC number and other details! Recently, even though updated Fire Fox browser is operating normally, the little "Shop Safe" window that appears will not "transfer data" like it once did. Their URL is not loading correctly...it tries to load, but nothing shows up inside the small web page. Here is the (partially edited) URL that makes that happen ...

https://shopsafe.bankofamerica.com/Athena/HTMLServlet ... some stuff edited out here ... then ends with Transparency_Indicator=0

I am unable to edit this URL. I can copy it however...just didn't want to put the complete URL in here for now.

This feature works OK in a Chrome browser, but only AFTER I "Click to Enable Adobe Flash" on a funny little symbol

in the middle of the blank space, and resubmit the page.  After doing that once, I don't have to do it again it seems.  

I have to do the same thing in an Edge browser (a little sign comes up in both saying "Click to Enable Adobe Flash". After clicking the symbol, I am asked to "Resend" to get the Shop Safe contents to show up in the window.

I don't get that little prompt message and funny symbol when using Fire Fox. I looked around Fire Fox and found a "switch" program to turn off/on Javascript (there is now a little "JS" symbol in the tool bar). Javascript is required by the main BankofAmerica web page, so I leave the JS switch in the on position.

QUESTION: How do I check to see if Adobe Flash is enabled in Fire Fox (I think it's turned off by default) ??? If it is not on and the "work around API" doesn't work, how can I turn on Adobe Flash in order to use Shop Safe. I'll turn it off again if I need to. I read that Fire Fox doesn't consider Adobe Flash safe, but I seem to need it for this use.

Thanks very much for your help. I'll look for an answer via eMail please. HEA1

Asked by HEA1 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Plugin check incorrectly marks flash ESR as "vulnerable"

With the terrible issues recently with Flash 12, I opted to use the extended support version of Flash 11.7r700. The plugin checker page, however, shows that my flash is s… (read more)

With the terrible issues recently with Flash 12, I opted to use the extended support version of Flash 11.7r700.

The plugin checker page, however, shows that my flash is supposedly "vulnerable" but it is most definitely not (it's the latest updated version offered by adobe in their extended support cycle for corporate use)

Asked by wolfbeast71 7 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Flash player local content not allowed in latest version of Firefox.

The latest version of Firefox is not allowing flash player to store local content on computer? Every time I open a page on WGT.com, it asks to store local content. Tried … (read more)

The latest version of Firefox is not allowing flash player to store local content on computer? Every time I open a page on WGT.com, it asks to store local content. Tried going to global settings and adding, but it will not let me add any websites. I rolled Firefox back to the previous version and it works fine.

Thanks

Asked by trailrun 2 years ago

Answered by Trail-running 2 years ago

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http://time.gov/widget/ will not run on Firefox

Until recently the NIST time widget always worked and I used it as my home page. My Adobe Flash and Win 10 are both up to date. The widget works OK with Chrome and Edge. … (read more)

Until recently the NIST time widget always worked and I used it as my home page. My Adobe Flash and Win 10 are both up to date. The widget works OK with Chrome and Edge. Go to http://time.gov/widget/. With Firefox the picture at the upper left will sync and shoe the time with Chrome and Edge. With my Firefox it will not sync.

Asked by WaltWeir 3 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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flashplayer videos - black and no sound

Apparently I need to downgrade from flashplayer 11.3 to 11.2 to solve this problem, thereby losing the security updates in 11.3. I don't want to do this. Does anyone kno… (read more)

Apparently I need to downgrade from flashplayer 11.3 to 11.2 to solve this problem, thereby losing the security updates in 11.3. I don't want to do this.

Does anyone know approximately when a flashplayer update that fixes this problem will be available? I've waited already several months for a fix.

Asked by rts name 8 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 years ago

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Video player for amazon is different since firefox update

Following the Firefox update to 37.0.1 the video player for amazon changed (it worked same as before on IE) connection speed and video quality was significantly degraded … (read more)

Following the Firefox update to 37.0.1 the video player for amazon changed (it worked same as before on IE) connection speed and video quality was significantly degraded physical characteristics of player changed (no longer offered pop out window) was limited to watching within browser or full screen (no in between - pop out) All add-ons and plugins up to date reset browser multiple times - same problem

I screenshot an image of the way it used to look and the way it looks now but am having problems uploading (spent 15 min trying to upload 200kb gif before stopping)

Asked by rcjacobi 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Can't click log in on pandora (Flash Block?)

So when i go to click log in on pandora (desktop website) nothing happens. I ran a diagnostic and it said it detected a "Flash Block" (first time ever hearing about this)… (read more)

So when i go to click log in on pandora (desktop website) nothing happens. I ran a diagnostic and it said it detected a "Flash Block" (first time ever hearing about this) and Ive tried both turning flash off (pandora cant play without it apparently) and allowing everything from the Firefox options menu and its still saying its detecting a flash block.

Asked by Sin Shadow Fox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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flash issue "movie not loaded."

When i am on my Magento website and i am trying to upload a picture the flash buttons will not load. i right click where the buttons should be and it shows in gray "movie… (read more)

When i am on my Magento website and i am trying to upload a picture the flash buttons will not load. i right click where the buttons should be and it shows in gray "movie not loaded". everything is up to date, all the cache has been deleted. every trick other than deleting firefox and reinstalling it has been done. it worked yesterday and all of a sudden it no longer wants to load. it is also just this page. every flash page works perfectly.

Asked by Info72 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago