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jebba
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Adobe Flash Reply with quote

Consider switching to GNU's gnash.

Recent Adobe Flash security holes:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6244
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6245
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6246
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6242
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4768
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4324
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5275


FYI...

hansencomputers
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jebba,
What does this mean? Security concerns?


Mike

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hansencomputers wrote:
What does this mean? Security concerns?


Ya, security concerns if you are running Adobe Flash, which you "shouldn't" be because it's not Free Software. Adobe Flash is not in BLAG.

BLAG does include gnash, which has made a lot of progress.

-Jeff

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using Gnash regularly since 69K. It can play youtube. If you browse with a lot of tabs it can sometimes slow down the system, and sometimes a single movie will hog the browser process, so you just open up a terminal, as use ps x and kill to take care of those. I have a lot of the same problems though with Flash and it seems more likely to toast your browser session. It would be nice to have a way to turn gnash on and off so I can just turn it on when there is something I think it worth seeing.


Last edited by noldrin on Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:18 pm; edited 1 time in total
jebba
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noldrin wrote:
It would be nice to have a way to turn gnash on and off so I can just turn it on when there is something I think it worth seeing.


You could use the noscript firefox plugin or something to turn on/off javascript conveniently. There likely is even a "noflash" equivalent plugin.

johnchud
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: flash Reply with quote

you talk about turning flash on and off when you want in firefox
just turn of JAVA
flash is recognised as java in browsers

saddletramp
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: flash Reply with quote

johnchud wrote:
you talk about turning flash on and off when you want in firefox
just turn of JAVA
flash is recognised as java in browsers


since when? first part of tweaking any computer i play with is turning off java. flash sites still work though. flash is flash and java is java. 2 entirely different things.

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: flash Reply with quote

johnchud wrote:
you talk about turning flash on and off when you want in firefox
just turn of JAVA
flash is recognised as java in browsers


But my Java is opensource and works without flaw.

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba wrote:
noldrin wrote:
It would be nice to have a way to turn gnash on and off so I can just turn it on when there is something I think it worth seeing.


You could use the noscript firefox plugin or something to turn on/off javascript conveniently. There likely is even a "noflash" equivalent plugin.


I generally don't use extensions, but what I want to do, although I don't yet have the skills yet to make this myself.

Make a tool bar were I can toggle on and off the following: Java, Javascript, Images, Flash, all other plugins, custom colors, custom fonts.

I remember way back Opera used to have buttons there for the colors and images, that was really freaking handy. If I could get this for Firefox, I would switch from SeaMonkey to use it, although there is no reason why SeaMonkey could get such a tool bar also.

saddletramp
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey noldrin,
i hope this is a typo:
"If you browse without a lot of tabs it can sometimes slow down the system"

don't you mean, if you browse "with" a lot of tabs open? or, do you mean if you browse with a single tab open, will cause slow down?

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d'oh.. yes.. with a lot of tabs
saddletramp
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my edit to above pst doesn't seem to have taken, so replying.

i installed gnash, but can't get any flash sites to work. even one's only requiring flash 7.
what gives now?

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I think I found my holy grail for tool bars.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2377

This is bunch a buttons for your tool bar to do all sorts of stuff, amazing amount. I've basically added a whole bunch of buttons to my firefox and can now beat most webpages into submission without having to flip through option windows and config screens. I'll see how this progresses and which buttons are useful. Take a look at my firefox now:

http://noldrin.com/toolbar.png

That's basically: font shrink, font normalize, font increase, javascript toggle, java toggle, load image toggle, hide all images and backgrounds, animations and blinks and marques toggle, flash toggle, movie toggle, iframe toggle, stop all embeded content, stop cookies, change user agent. I think that's probably most of the useful ones. I even have room to put in the wikipedia button.

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saddletramp wrote:
my edit to above pst doesn't seem to have taken, so replying.

i installed gnash, but can't get any flash sites to work. even one's only requiring flash 7.
what gives now?


Whoops. I was dumb. You also need to install:

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install gnash-plugin

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noldrin wrote:
Ok, I think I found my holy grail for tool bars.


Hmmm.. the flash button doesn't affect Gnash, perhaps it's time I make a polite feature request. :)

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