Adobe Flash Player security update.

Asked by daniel CURTIS on 2012-12-14

Hi, on December 11. Adobe have published new Security Bulletin[1], about several security issues found in Adobe Flash Player package. A couple of distributions already have updated this package e.g. RedHat or Mageia etc. Additionally, the RetHat Security Response Team, has rated this update as having critical security impact[2].

I would like to ask (because frankly, I'm afraid a little), why Ubuntu does not published an update for adobe-flashplugin or flashplugin-installer? Why there is no information at Ubuntu Security notices website related to this issue? It's already three days since publication of this notification. It is pretty strange, because Ubuntu, always published security updates, very quickly. Maybe I'm too paranoid about this and update will be available in a few hours, days.

One more thing. The last adobe-flashplayer updates for e.g. 'Precise' were in November. These updates were available for:

,------[precise-changes info page]
| ubuntu/precise-proposed: adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.251-0precise1
| ubuntu/precise adobe-flashplugin: 11.2.202.251-0precise1
| ubuntu/precise-security: flashplugin-nonfree 11.2.202.251ubuntu0.12.04.1
| ubuntu/precise-updates: flashplugin-nonfree 11.2.202.251ubuntu0.12.04.1
`------

11.2.202.251 is the last vulnerable version and a new, updated version is: 11.2.202.258. Will be the update available for this package? If so, when? If no, why?

Best regards!
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[1] https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-27.html
[2] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5678
[2a] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5677
[2b] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5676

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I suggest you report a bug

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #2

Hi andrew. Why a bug report? In my opinion, this is not a classical flash plugin bug, but a new - related to security issues - updated version, which has not been available in Ubuntu. While, a several distributions, have this package upgrade. Disturbing is that, this security report, already has three days and Ubuntu still have no reaction on this. Maybe I'm wrong, but...

Regards, daniel.

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #3

Hi, everything is okay now. Flash (flashplugin-installer etc.) has been updated to the latest version: 11.2.202.258.

Regards!