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Re: Double dare ya, Fedora! And your art sucks!



chasd silveroaks com wrote:
> 
> Flash users on Linux should be aware that there is no plan for a version
> 8 Linux Player. The Flash group is working instead on a version 8.5
> Player. This effects Linux users because Adobe recommends upgrading to
> the most recent version 8 ( 8.0.24 ) to resolve several security issues.
> With the most recent issue ( CVE-2006-0024 ), Adobe is releasing fixes
> back-ported to version 7 players for depreciated platforms ( Win 95, Win
> NT, Mac OS < X ). Not included is Linux, which is not a depreciated
                                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^
depreciate v. t.
   To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of;
   to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.

deprecated adj.
   Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in
   the process of being phased out, usually in favor of a specified
   replacement.

> platform ( which is good ). That means the Linux Flash Player version 7
> has the above vulnerability, and a fix will not be available until
> Player 8.5 is available for Linux.

Thankfully, no.

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-03.html

It's been backported to Flash Player v7.0.63, which is available for
Linux, including in a nicely packaged form here:

http://macromedia.mplug.org/site_uh.html

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Dan Young <dan_young mesd k12 or us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services
503-257-1562



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