[arch-announce] flashplugin x86_64 package dropped

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Ionuț Mircea Bîr Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Ionuț Mircea Bîr
Tue Jun 15 16:01:48 EDT 2010

Ionuț Mircea Bîru wrote:

The flashplugin has a critical vulnerability[1] in version which is
fixed in Unfortunately, Adobe released this version for i686 only
and the x86_64 port was discontinued[2] leaving the x86_64 package vulnerable.
Because of that, we cannot build an updated version for x86_64. While we
considered pulling the x86_64 package from our repositories, for now we will
leave it up to our users to remove it or keep it installed. We suggest using
alternative options for running flash-based on x86_64 systems or using the
flashblock extension for firefox and chromium. [1]
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html [2]

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/501/

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