Flash Player PETs

Thanks to Terryphi who created some PETs:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=77257
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=616867#616867

I have uploaded Terryphi's PETs plus one other version here (5.1MB, 6.3MB, 6.4MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/flashplayer10-10.3.183.18.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/flashplayer11-11.1.102.63.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/flashplayer11-11.2.202.228.pet

Note, we also have these older versions. Interesting how much smaller they are (2.9MB, 3.9MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/flashplayer9_pretend10-20110327.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/flashplayer10-10.0.42.34.pet


Posted on 3 Apr 2012, 19:29


Comments:

Posted on 3 Apr 2012, 20:54 by Terryphi
Secure Flash versions
According to Adobe there is a critical vulnerability
in version 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions. Therefore, I do not think version 11.1.102.63 should be offered to Puppy users.

Versions 10.3.183.18 and 11.2.202.228 are the current secure versions. Well, as secure as Adobe Flash ever gets!


Posted on 3 Apr 2012, 23:13 by technosaurus
flash archives
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
This has all of the releases, but misses some betas that were better than the released version (64 bit and gflashplayer standalone for gtk1 for instance ... I have the latter and use it for my kids to be able to play flash games on an old pentium box w/ 32mb RAM)

For those who have issues with a specific version, I would direct them there in order to bisectinate to find the last working version.


Posted on 4 Apr 2012, 14:11 by Sage
Flash woes
Well done chaps, you deserve a gong!
In future, it will be necessary to run a liveCD of Puppy and test for a valid FP with the chosen browser(s)before installing.
Thank you Adobe for your poor coding and web blocking.


Posted on 9 Apr 2012, 17:54 by Sanctioned
Flash suddenly disappeared
I went to some sites with flash, and they displayed an icon telling me to get flash. I had 11.1 installed for Firefox 11 and it said flash is enabled and up-to-date when I went to the plugin checker.
So, after some digging around, I installed the new flash player, version 11.2 that is, and hola,it worked.
Thus, my question is, was it Firefox that prevented flash from working, just like it did for Java (so I've heard), or was it the flash player disabling itself once it found it is out-of-date?
I don't know what was happening, and still don't, that flash just suddenly "disappeared", some mysterious thing happened...or I'm just paranoid.



Posted on 9 Apr 2012, 22:49 by Terryphi
Firefox and old flash
Sanctioned: Presumably Firefox correctly identified flashplayer 11.1.x as insecure and disabled it at start-up. All plugins are checked by latest versions of Firefox.