Michael (9th June 2012)
Download via the links in your distribution request e-mail from Adobe, because the public downloads links shown below still point to the old version.
Today’s release of Flash Player 11.3 brings three important security improvements:
- Flash Player Protected Mode ("sandboxing") is now available for Firefox users on Windows.
- For Mac users, this release will include the background updater for Mac OS X.
- This release and all future Flash Player releases for Mac OS X will be signed with an Apple Developer ID, so that Flash Player can work with the new Gatekeeper technology for Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8).
Flash Player 11.3 brings the first production release of Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox on Windows, which we first announced in February. This sandboxing technology is based on the same approach that is used within the Adobe Reader X Protected Mode sandbox. Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox is another step in our efforts to raise the cost for attackers seeking to leverage a Flash Player bug in a working exploit that harms end-users. This approach has been very successful in protecting Adobe Reader X users, and we hope Flash Player Protected Mode will provide the same level of protection for Firefox users. For those interested in a more technical description of the sandbox, please see the blog post titled Inside Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox authored by ASSET and the Flash Player team.
The background updater being delivered for Mac OS X uses the same design as the Flash Player updater on Windows. If the user chooses to accept background updates, then the Mac Launch Daemon will launch the background updater every hour to check for updates until it receives a response from the Adobe server. If the server responds that no update is available, the system will begin checking again 24 hours later. If a background update is available, the background updater can download and install the update without interrupting the end-user’s session with a prompt.
With Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Apple introduced a feature called “Gatekeeper,” which can help end-users distinguish trusted applications from potentially dangerous applications. Gatekeeper checks a developer’s unique Apple Developer ID to verify that an application is not known malware and that it hasn’t been tampered with. Starting with Flash Player 11.3, Adobe has started signing releases for Mac OS X using an Apple Developer ID certificate. Therefore, if the Gatekeeper setting is set to “Mac App Store and identified developers,” end-users will be able to install Flash Player without being blocked by Gatekeeper. If Gatekeeper blocks the installation of Flash Player with this setting, the end-user may have been subject to a phishing attack. (Source)Code:Change Log ApplicationDomain.getQualifiedDefinitionNames() Background Updater for Mac Bitmap.drawWithQuality BitmapData.encode Full screen keyboard input for Flash Player Improved Apple Mac App Store Support Low latency audio support for Sound API Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream MouseEvent.RELEASE_OUTSIDE Protected mode for Firefox (Windows Only) Texture streamingCode:Download Links LINKS REMOVED BY MODERATOR
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Michael (9th June 2012)
Thanks for the heads up! I can also confirm the 11.3.300.257 MSIs are available too, but I can't post them otherwise the Edugeek mods will shoot me and throw me in the Edugeek dungeon of doom!
There's also 22.214.171.124 and 10.3.183.20 updated versions too!
Found out why the EXE links above weren't working. Adobe have combined the installers.
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Last edited by TheScarfedOne; 13th June 2012 at 12:33 AM. Reason: Removing links to dowload. You must complete a distribution request, and it is in breach of the agreement to post links.
Yes I had noticed that straight away too (sorry for not posting).
It's good in a way, but it just means deploying MSIs are twice the size (on 32Bit systems).
@TheScarfedOne. There wasn't anything wrong with the links I posted above. Please can you PM me if there are any issues in the future because I was not in breach of the license agreement.
As anyone who has downloaded Flash Player through the "Adobe Flash Player Distribution" website will be able to tell you (and as I mentioned once before), the non-public links include the word licensing in their URLs.
The links I posted were the same ones you would see if you downloaded Flash Player via: get.adobe.com/flashplayer. i.e. the public download links.
Is it just me of does the 'Distribute Adobe Products' web page not work?
My subscription ran out and I have to re-apply but after I diligently fill in the form the 'Accept and Submit' button is still greyed out and no combination of changes makes it work.
adobe 11.3.400 is also released........
FN-GM (3rd August 2012)
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