Flash Update Fixes Firefox Crashes

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 11:06 AM gHale

Adobe released an updated version of its proprietary Flash Player 11.3 plugin to address a bug that caused Firefox 13 on Windows to crash for some users.

The problem relates to the introduced Protected Mode for the Windows version of Flash Player and the open source web browser; the new mode should isolate the plugin from the rest of the system by running it in its own sandbox.

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Following initial reports of the problem from users, Mozilla issued an update for Firefox, version 13.0.1, to fix the problem. However, some users continued to experience crashing issues when viewing Flash content with Protected Mode enabled.

The new 11.3.300.262 release of the Flash Player plugin should now resolve this. According to the release notes, there is, however, a known issue that causes audio distortion when streaming some Flash content.

Existing users with the built-in background updater for Windows enabled should automatically upgrade to the new release. Alternatively, Flash Player 11.3.300.262 is available to download from get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

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