Running 64-bit Linux? No Flash For You!
Jun 20, 2010, 16:16 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)
[ Thanks to Caitlyn Martin for this link.
"A critical security flaw in Acrobat Reader 9.x and
10.x as reported by CVE can "allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption)".
According to an Adobe notice dated June 4: "There are reports that
this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against
both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat." The
solution is to upgrade to Flash Player 10.1.
"Unfortunately, that is easier said than done for those of us
who run a 64-bit Linux distribution. On Tuesday Slashdot reported
that Adobe has, at least temporarily, ended support for Flash
Player on 64-bit Linux. No updated version is available. Adobe's
message for 64-bit Linux users, at least for now, is "No Flash for
"Adobe explains the decision as follows:
"We have temporarily closed the Labs program of Flash Player 10
for 64-bit Linux, as we are making significant architectural
changes to the 64-bit Linux Flash Player and additional security
enhancements. We are fully committed to bringing native 64-bit
Flash Player for the desktop by providing native support for
Windows, Macintosh, and Linux 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major
release of Flash Player."