Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-16.html

    Flash Version Checker here. http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
     
  2. J_L

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    Thanks for alerting us.
     
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  4. Carbonyl

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    Does anyone know of a way to grab the NPSWF32.dll Flash file directly, so as to update Flash without having to use Adobe's installer? I don't want any startup programs or download managers.

    Unfortunately, universal file extractor no longer functions on the distributed .exe, it seems.
     
  5. J_L

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    Just install the standalone installer: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/support/index.html. It comes with Flash only, nothing else.
     
  6. Carbonyl

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    I was unaware that the standalone installer functioned as such. Thank you, good sir. I appreciate the assistance!
     
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    Thanks for the links/info guys :thumb:
     
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    What about Linux?

    I've got 10.0.22. :(

    Adobe labs only states 10.1
     
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    10.1 should be the latest.
     
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    Thanks, though that is only the plugin version(Firefox, Opera etc) here is also the ActiveX version (Internet Explorer)
    http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe
    And an uninstaller tool to uninstall the old version correctly:
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe
    (sometimes after a flash update, Secunia PSI would still report vulnerable versions, it is correct because sometimes some vulnerable files are still left. To do it correctly: close any application that uses flash(including PSI), run uninstall tool, reboot, run installer(s), now you have a correct install with no vulnerable files)
     
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    the eternal plugging of the dam continues at Adobe...
     
  12. vasa1

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    Hi J_L, how big is the file? If it's a biggie I'll have to make special arrangements :oops:

    In edit:
    It was under 3MB. I went for the non-IE version (without the ActiveX). Installed after uninstalling the older one using Add/Remove in the Control Panel of WinXP3.
     
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    Thanks for the alert.
     
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    One other option from Adobe, suggested over at the avast forums: use their "other versions" download page, http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/, which supposedly will also give you Flash only, without the DM.

    It's recommended you download both versions (active-x and the other one for everything besides IE) so that everythng onboard is updated.
     
  15. Carbonyl

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    As a further method, I can verify that this method is remarkably simple and painless for Opera users. Just copy the relevant file to the appropriate location, and you're good to go. I checked the md5 of the NPSWF32.dll file hosted on that page against the NPSWF32.dll I obtained direct from Adobe. They match up.

    This method may work for other browsers, but I'm uncertain.
     
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