Last flash plugin update has SELinux problems
rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Mon Oct 10 03:17:40 UTC 2011
On 10/09/2011 09:01 PM, Steve Blackwell wrote:
> I'm still using F12 but and of course that are no more Fedora updates
> but the Adobe repo still does updates. So I updated:
> From my /var/log/yum.log
> Oct 04 19:17:50 Updated: flash-plugin-126.96.36.199-release.i386
> and then flash no longer worked. I found that I get these SELinux
> security alerts:
> SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/epiphany from loading
> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so which requires text relocation.
> I followed the suggested workaround:
> chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so'
> which "fixed" the problem. Now I'm guessing that no one is going to
> spend time fixing a problem for an old release but the SE security
> alert suggests it is a problem with the plugin and not with SELinux or
> Is anybody with a later release having the same issue?
> If so how should this be reported to Adobe. I didn't see a way to do
> this on their site.
Looks like it's a problem only for the 32-bit version. I'm also running
some mostly F-12 systems (some of the more vulnerable parts upgraded from
the Scientific Linux 6 repository), and needed to do the chcon only on
a 32-bit machine.
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