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Critical Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

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Earlier this month, Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player. Adobe has assigned this update its highest risk rating of Critical.
These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could
potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

This update is available for OpenSolaris. If you have the /extra repository configured, you may have already noticed the update icon  in your top panel. You can also access the Update Manager by selecting System > Administration > Update Manager from the menu.


If you're not seeing this update, you most likely don't have the /extra repository configured. See How To Add the IPS Extra Repository.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • anon Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    What about Firefox updates for the 2009.06 release? There have been six point releases fixing dozens of critical vulnerabilities but the version in 2009.06 is still at 3.1beta. Since I don't like running development builds with GNOME betas etc., I'm keeping up to date by using the contributed builds which are published as tarballs, but they are not integrated into the system.


  • Ryan Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    I'm also unhappy that Firefox 3.1 beta is still in 2009 06, and yet we've had tons of updates to Virtual Box. Now there is a security update to Flash so it is available to us through the update center, but what about all the security updates and bug fixes between Firefox 3.1 beta which was released as 3.5? Come on

    I hope the next release of OpenSolaris dumps the antiquated Subversion 1.4 and gives us at least 1.5, hopefully 1.6


  • George Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Sipping beta version of Firefux on a release version was the pinnacle of stupidity. Whatever the official excuse was is no excuse for such poor judgment. The important thing is that they've learned from this mistake and a stable version is planned for 2010.03. Thank goodness.


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