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asked 2014-12-18 12:55:30 -0600

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updated 2015-03-06 23:19:44 -0600

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I recently noticed that any flash content in firefox has been disabled with the following message: "This plugin is vulnerable and should be updated."

When I click "Check for Updates", it brings me to Mozilla's "Check Your Plugins" page and shows that Adobe Flash is update to date (green with a thumbs up). My only option is to manually allow the outdated plugin to work for each website.

I have also gone to the "Get Adobe Flash" site and chosen YUM for Linux. The install fails beacuse it says the package is already installed.

What am I doing wrong? How do I update adobe flash?

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answered 2015-03-05 11:03:05 -0600

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updated 2016-02-04 19:05:28 -0600

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Since Firefox 35 you can use freshplayer plugin with pepper-flash from chrome :

Import gpgkey of postinstaller packages:

rpm --import$(rpm -E %fedora)/RPM-GPG-KEY-postinstallerf

And use postinstaller repos also make sure that have mesa-libGLES installed :

dnf --repofrompath abc,$(rpm -E %fedora)/$(uname -m)/ install chromium-pepper-flash freshplayerplugin mesa-libGLES

and if flash plugin doesn't show up or version is not updating [1]

exit firefox
rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/pluginreg.dat
start firefox again


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davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-01-17 20:43:58 -0600 )edit

you have a package review for freshplayerplugin here : and chromium-pepper-flash is part of goggle-chrome ( rpm -ql google-chrome-beta | grep -i pepper ) /opt/google/chrome-beta/PepperFlash/ /opt/google/chrome-beta/PepperFlash/manifest.json

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-01-17 23:12:44 -0600 )edit

It works on Fedora 24, FF 47. You might need to add free fusion as well.

dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
hpop gravatar imagehpop ( 2016-08-03 18:20:49 -0600 )edit

now avaiable in rpmfusion , with rpmfusion we need install google-chrome because it needs PepperFlash , /opt/google/chrome-beta/PepperFlash/

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-08-04 05:11:04 -0600 )edit

This is now even simpler:

  • remove Adobe's Flash player (if installed): sudo dnf remove flash-plugin
  • install freshplayerplugin from RPMFusion: sudo dnf install freshplayerplugin
  • download the standalone Pepper Flash plugin from (Choose Linux 64-bit, FP 22.0 (or later) for other Linux 64-bit, PPAPI) as ~/flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
  • extract its contents:

    • sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash
    • cd /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash
    • sudo tar -xf ~/Apps/flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
tjanez gravatar imagetjanez ( 2016-08-11 03:34:47 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-12-18 15:27:00 -0600

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If you're using the latest updates, and have flash installed using the 'YUM' option from the adobe website, then you already have the latest available genuine flash player. There may be an update to your browser than helps - I got that error for the last week before I did the upgrade to Fedora 21, and it's gone away now.

If you're really concerned, then there are open source alternatives to the Adobe flash player - take a look through your package manager.

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answered 2015-03-04 16:34:42 -0600

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answered 2014-12-18 15:46:23 -0600

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I ran into this same problem. The solution for me was to download the tar file version.
Installing using the plugin tar.gz:

Unpack the tar.gz file. Once unpacked you will see the following:
Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
Copy to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:
    $ cp <BrowserPluginsLocation>
Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:
    $ sudo cp –r usr/* /usr

Then open Firefox and verify the plugin is enabled.

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answered 2015-03-04 22:24:46 -0600

The adobe repository has the update should work.

Have you tried reinstalling? sudo yum -y reinstall flash-plugin --nogpgcheck

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answered 2015-07-01 11:51:48 -0600

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The solution for me was this two commands
1) yum search adobe 
    Found the package named  flash-plugin.x86_64 : Adobe Flash Player 11.2
2) yum update flash-plugin.x86_64 

thats it and Dont forget to restart firefox :)
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