Monday, July 20, 2015

Today's topics:

Flash Updates

Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 21-Jul-2015

  • The newly discovered security vulnerability (Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-04 - updated to APSB15-18) has been patched. The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update (version will be pushed to all CLASSE Linux SL6 systems on Tuesday 21-Jul-2015.
  • For detailed information about the security vulnerability, please see https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-18.html

Windows Flash update during normal update period this evening

We are updating to 18.0.209 to address vulnerabilities.

Linux PDF Readers

There are at least three PDF readers available on CLASSE Linux computers. okular (the default), evince, and libreoffice . If you have trouble viewing or printing a PDF using one of these applications, try another.

The problem is that most printers use a PostScript interpreter licensed from Adobe. Unfortunately, Adobe does not make its Postscript and PDF code available under Linux, so the three different software packages are using different third-party products, each of which has its own different bugs, ever-so-slightly incompatible with Adobe's code.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

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Topic revision: r6 - 20 Jul 2015, WilliamBrangan
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