Tuesday, 8 April 2014

How to Install Flash Player v11 on Backtrack Linux 5r3

Backtrack Linux is one of the most used Operating System by Hackers and some of very important Hacking tools on Backtrack requires Flash player to run example Nessus etc.. Flash player usually works correctly over 32 bit Linux but there are lot of issues while installing Flash player on 64 bit. We all know that recently all processors support 64 bit operating system reason is simple efficient processing, higher ram support and long ALU's and much more. Today i am teach you how to install Flash Player v11.x.x on Backtrack Linux 5r3 or any 64 bit Linux GNOME. As we all know 64 bit versions of software's are still not perfect to use, reason for 64 bit versions to work perfectly on PC or laptop machines it requires all processors and motherboard buses to support 64 bit and practically its not still the case because technology is still too costly and only high end Laptops supports it. None of Laptop manufacturer and assembling companies gives peoples assurance that 64 bit Operating Systems will run perfectly without software glitches. So for better performance, its still considered that we should install 32 bit versions of all such conflicting software's for example Flash player, Shock wave player etc. Lets learn how to install 32 bit Flash player over Backtrack Linux 5r3.

Backtrack Linux comes with pre installed Flash player version but that does not works correctly, so in order to correct this issue first of all we need to remove the existing copy of the Flash player installed on Firefox.

Step 1 : Open the terminal in the Backtrack Linux and run the below commands in the terminal in order to remove the pre installed Flash Player.

    aptitude purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla

    rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so

    rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper*flash*so

    rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so

Note aptitude purge command will remove files, dependencies, and configurations, while the latter removes files and dependencies. This removes the existing Flash Player.

Step 2 : In this step, Kill all the instances of Firefox over the Backtrack Linux. We can kill all the instances of Firefox by running below command in terminal:

    killall -9 /opt/firefox/firefox-bin

Step 3 : In this step we will install latest Flash player over Backtrack Linux. We are using wget in terminal here, but if Adobe changes the download link, please change the command accordingly, or just download the Flash installer from their website. We will be using wget in the following:

    wget fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/11/flashplayer_11_plugin_debug.i386.tar.gz

Now run the below commands in the terminal to install:

    tar xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz

    mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins

    mv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Then just delete everything else that got extracted. You should be good to go, and Nessus should be running fine.

That's all! Now enjoy all the software's over Backtrack Linux that requires Flash Player.

Hope you all enjoyed! If you face any issues contact us by writing comments below.

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