A Possible Reason for Problems with Flash Player

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at redhat.com
Thu Jan 8 10:25:26 UTC 2009

Dave Feustel wrote:
> After attempting to install the Firefox Flash plugin,
> I kept getting SELinux alerts every time I started Firefox.
> After deleting all the files in the directory
> /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper, I continued to get SELinux alerts.

That was probably not a good idea :) Better to remove the RPM to clear 
up files under /usr/lib.

> The flash plugin attempts to make the stack executable, which
> SELinux does not permit on my system.

Weird - I have libflashsupport installed on a number of 32/64 bit f9 
systems and don't seem to have come across this problem. All of these 
boxes have SELinux set to enforcing.


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