Flash Plug-in

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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Al6bus » 2020-12-11, 20:48

dunno if there is news anymore :?
Adobe Flash Player from 32.0.0.371 contain a time-bomb
https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php? ... ost1919655
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by moonbat » 2020-12-12, 08:36

Download an older version of the Flash plugin and don't let it update.
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2020-12-13, 08:46

moonbat wrote:
2020-12-12, 08:36
Download an older version of the Flash plugin and don't let it update.
That is exactly what i have done and i also have an older standalone flash player installed too.I have downloaded several gigs of flash files for my own little archive and personal use,
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Al6bus » 2020-12-13, 12:55

Flash Player v33 for China :mrgreen:
How to update Flash Player at your own risk :think:
The latest version of Flash Player can always be downloaded and installed by simply visiting https://flash.cn
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonchild » 2020-12-13, 13:21

Question is: do you trust a Chinese company distributing a flash plugin intended for use in mainland China only to be surveillance-free?
I think you may be opening a much bigger can of worms than a time bomb with Flash33/CN
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2020-12-13, 15:45

Why is china been given this exclusive attention and of updating their flash player.?
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by josephd » 2020-12-13, 21:13

Translating reviews from WOT (https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/flash.cn) will have you think twice before downloading. :sick:

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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonchild » 2020-12-13, 21:25

Looks like a government-sanctioned hostile takeover/hijacking. :/
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2020-12-13, 22:18

I have downloaded and am using an old version of the adobe flash player projector and have downloaded literally hundreds of flash games to my local hard drive and they seem to run just fine without an internet connection etc. :thumbup: .
Flash games are the best in my humble opinion and shame on adobe...just give flash to the open source community and let them maintain it.
thousands of good games will disappear through the passage of time. :thumbdown:
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by UCyborg » 2021-01-03, 20:36

Time bomb defused, allies win!

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There has to be a similar block of code in 64-bit version. Or figure out how does the highlighted double float precision value translate to EOL date and set it several years in the future. That way, the final version can be normally used after 12th January 2021.

It probably doesn't differ much from the last version without the time bomb, does it? Just some fixes for security bugs one is likely to never encounter?

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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2021-01-03, 21:43

The flash plugin is not so much a big deal with me as i use an older one...But if and when all the flash content domains etc go down as time progresses then the flash plugin will become in effect useless.
This is why for the sake of posterity and nostalgia i have downloaded 100gb of flashfiles of my own choosing.

Bluemaxima flashpoint is not very stable on linux it would seem so that is not an option anymore. :D
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonchild » 2021-01-03, 22:04

UCyborg wrote:
2021-01-03, 20:36
how does the highlighted double float precision value translate to EOL date
Looks like a simple epoch timestamp in milliseconds.

1610409600000 = Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by UCyborg » 2021-01-03, 22:49

Oh, you're right, that's simple.

So, find a hexadecimal string 000040463E6F7742 in NPSFWXX_32_0_0_465.dll (XX = bitness, either 32 or 64) with a hex editor, replace it with eg. 0000C02055148042, that will just change the year from 2021 to 2040. It's a unique string, so only one will be found as long as you got the right file.

The DLLs are in:
  • C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash - 64-bit Flash on 64-bit OS or 32-bit Flash on 32-bit OS
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash - 32-bit Flash on 64-bit OS
Should be doable with PPAPI and ActiveX versions as well, though I haven't tried those. Doing this obviously invalidates the digital signature on the DLL. Pale Moon doesn't mind. I wonder if Flash app could check it. :think:
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2021-01-03, 21:43
The flash plugin is not so much a big deal with me as i use an older one...But if and when all the flash content domains etc go down as time progresses then the flash plugin will become in effect useless.
This is why for the sake of posterity and nostalgia i have downloaded 100gb of flashfiles of my own choosing.

Bluemaxima flashpoint is not very stable on linux it would seem so that is not an option anymore. :D
I was just curious if it would be a big deal to make the latest one run. But if all Flash content disappears and you don't have it archived locally, that's indeed a problem.

Will this happen? Someone's working on Ruffle, a new Flash emulator, the only thing that will run on other web browsers that support only web extensions.

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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2021-01-03, 23:10

The internet archive has an interesting flash emulator up and running..However i have not witnessed much archived material from the big game domains like newgrounds and armor games etc.I suppose most have either just gone bang or are converting to the new technology.
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by JohnZanders » 2021-01-04, 18:49

In case I want uninstall latest Flash and reinstall it with obsolete one is uninstall_flash_player.exe enough for that ?

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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by pm4eva » 2021-01-06, 12:25

I don't know what the problem is but i use the latest flashplayer plugin 32.0.0.465 (full offline installer) and all still is working.
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonchild » 2021-01-06, 14:16

pm4eva wrote:
2021-01-06, 12:25
I don't know what the problem is but i use the latest flashplayer plugin 32.0.0.465 (full offline installer) and all still is working.
It's not the 12th yet.
Once it is, it'll cease to work.
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by Moonraker » 2021-01-06, 15:03

pm4eva wrote:
2021-01-06, 12:25
I don't know what the problem is but i use the latest flashplayer plugin 32.0.0.465 (full offline installer) and all still is working.
If you forward your operating system date to something anything post the 12th it may test it for you...im assuming the time bomb code uses the os date.
i am using 32.171 and it is not time bombed from what i can gather.
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Re: Flash Plug-in

Post by nimanima » 2021-01-06, 23:03

Can you please do me the favour and give me the setup file for the 32bit standalone flash player pre 32.0.0.371? It was nowhere to get, wasn't either on the Adobe website, Adobe has closed its archive years ago and made available only the latest versions, so I wonder how you could download an older version ...


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