[LINK] Adobe Flash problems - update fails with OS X Lion and above

Rick Welykochy rick at vitendo.ca
Sat Feb 8 05:18:26 AEDT 2014

Scott Howard wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:12 PM, Rick Welykochy <rick at vitendo.ca <mailto:rick at vitendo.ca>> wrote:
>     The latest one for my Mac running OS X is this:
>     *install_flash_player_osx-****.dmg*
>     which is amusing, since their emergency bulletin mentioned that the update is to version
>     * *In the time between issuing the bulletin and me reading it, not more
>     than one day, they had already issued another update.
> Either you're reading the wrong bulletin, or you're mis-reading it. is the vulnerable version. is the version with the fix.
> http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-04.html

Exactly my point, Scott.
Two days ago I was advised to update from 11.9.900 to
And yesterday Adobe announces an update to that update, i.e.
As Frank O'Connor says, this software is getting worse and worse and more
insecure with each (unplanned) update.

Adobe should be ashamed of their software team and their ubiquitous software.

Yesterday I mentioned the "Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager" available at


and was under the impression that there is no local control panel for the Flash Player.

I was wrong - there is such a beast on your PC. On the Mac it is found in the "Other"
panel of System Prefs. One problem: the local Flash Manager is not as comprehensive as
the one found at the above link. It does not show a list the cookies or sites requesting the
cookies, for example.


Rick Welykochy || Vitendo Consulting

27. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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