Flashless extras

Bagi anda yang sering menginstall Ubuntu linux tentu kenal dengan ubuntu-restricted-extras, yaitu paket tambahan yang berisi, salah satunya flash. Flash ini belakangan ternyata bermasalah dan menyimpan potensi celah keamanan bagi Windows, Mac OS, dan Linux.

Flash Security Is Critical for Flash Applications

Flash is a multimedia platform developed by Adobe that is commonly used for videos, animations, games and more. Flash was originally released in 1996 and has since become an extremely popular media platform. In more recent years, there has been concern in the tech community over Flash security, Flash malware and Flash vulnerability risks.

Flash has a long record of critical security updates aimed at patching Flash vulnerabilities and Flash malware, but these issues continue to surface as more Flash security issues are discovered. The site CVE Details reports on the Flash vulnerabilities found. The most common Flash security vulnerabilities include executable code, denial-of-service, overflow and Cross-Site Scripting. These issues have resulted in many security experts advising against installing Flash or suggesting that internet users employ tools to block Flash. The site gives additional Adobe Flash Player details and documents CVE security vulnerabilities, versions and detailed reports.

Another day, another Adobe Flash security hole and another Adobe Flash patch. Uninstall Flash from orbit, ah I mean your system. It’s the only way to be sure. This time around, the killer security problem was in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS.

Flashless extras

Jika sudah terlanjur menginstall ubuntu-restricted-extras dan flashplugin-installer, kita bisa menghapus dan menginstall-nya kembali tanpa flash.

Buka terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), lalu ketik

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer -y
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/quidsup/flashless-extras/master/flashless.sh
bash flashless.sh

Perintah apt-get purge akan menghapus paket dan semua file yang terkait. Memang beda tipis dengan perintah apt-get remove yang biasa dipakai untuk menghapus paket program.

purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and purged (any configuration files are deleted too).
— from man apt-get

Selamat mencoba, semoga bermanfaat.

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