Just noticed in Firefox 39.0-1 preferences an entry "Flash video". In the drop down menu next to it, "Use mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.9 (in Firefox)" is selected.
Gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.9-1, Build Date: Tue 27 May 2014 is installed.
I could uninstall gecko-mediaplayer, but quite a few things in Firefox preferences in (other than "Flash video") seem to be set up to use it also.
So, unless I want to lose a lot of functionality in Firefox (and mplayer 37379-3, and elsewhere?), should I just switch the menu selection in Firefox to "Always ask"?
Or is there a better idea?
On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Ralf Mardorf firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:20:48 -0400, Daniel Micay wrote:
On 16/07/15 12:06 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
Mozilla blocked the vulnerable version, as they've done in the past. The current release isn't blocked because there aren't yet disclosed security vulnerabilities.
Google bundles the PPAPI Flash player with Chrome so they don't need a comparable blacklist as it gets updated with the browser.
That's not why I posted this link. I posted it regarding the quote of Facebook’s head of security Alex Stamos:
"It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day."