Advisories ยป MGAA-2014-0090

Updated flash-player-plugin package fixes DRM content playback

Publication date: 31 Mar 2014
Type: bugfix
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4


This Flash Player update fixes playback of protected ("DRM") content
(such as videos on Google Play Movies, Amazon Instant Video, Flixster
Digital Copy, and other similar services).

If you are still experiencing issues with such services even after
installing this update, please close your browser, open a terminal window,
and execute the following two commands to clear the Adobe Access DRM
directories as instructed by Adobe:
$ cd ~/.adobe/Flash_Player
$ rm -rf NativeCache AssetCache APSPrivateData2  

Adobe Flash Access DRM module depends on HAL which
is not provided on Mageia as it has been deprecated. To satisfy the HAL
dependency, Chris Horler's hal-flash compatibility layer has been
incorporated into the flash-player-plugin package. The hal-flash library
provides the subset of the HAL API used by Flash Player by wrapping udisks.