[Novalug] Adobe Flash Ubuntu question
larkoc at iges.org
Tue Oct 28 11:09:17 EDT 2008
I have been patching various computers in my group to use the new Adobe
Flash version 10. For those of you who have not been keeping track,
there was a security flaw in Adobe Flash version 9.x.y.z. There is an
exploit that takes advantage of the flaw, so it is not just academic.
I have gone to the site http://www.adobe.com and clicked on "Download
Flash Player" and followed the instructions on my WinXP and Mac OS X and
on my 32-bit CentOS and Ubuntu systems. They have all taken the new
Adobe Flash v. 10 just fine.
I am having trouble with my 64-bit systems. The patch released by Adobe
is 32-bit, I believe. The patch provides on file: libflashplayer.so.
I thought that 64-bit could use 32-bit lib files? Although I hope
that my users don't use the head node of the cluster to run firefox, I
certainly will not stop them and I can see it being useful. Should I
be concerned about the Flash vulnerability on 64-bit linux? Is there a
way in which I can force the 32-bit libflashplayer.so to be used?
Currently I have disabled Flash (v. 9) on my 64-bit box.
Info from wajig install attempt:
wajig install install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
dpkg: error processing install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (--install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
From uname -a:
Linux GMU-CREW 2.6.22-15-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 15:47:07 UTC 2008
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