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Jan 11, 2017

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Hi,

The upgrade to v24.0.0.194 has broken our flash based chat client. When trying to download the flash policy from our flash policy server the following is occuring:

SecurityError: Error #2003: Invalid socket port number specified.

  at flash.net::Socket/internalConnect()

  at flash.net::Socket/connect()

  at Stub/connect()

  at Stub/configCompleteHandler()

  at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()

  at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()

  at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()

Setting EnableInsecureSocketPorts=1 in the mms.cfg file resolves this issue, however we cant get our customers to make this change.

Our action script currently loading the policy though an xmlsocket:// call.

What do we need to do to resolve this and get our chat working again without the work around?

Thanks

Steve

Sorry for the inconvenience.  Flash Player has historically blocked communication on a number of ports.  As Flash and the Internet continue to grow and mature, it's important that Flash behaves as a responsible citizen in regard to the larger ecosystem.  In many instances, this means ensuring that Flash Player conforms to limit its capabilities to match those available through HTML and JavaScript.

While updates to the official documentation are forthcoming, I can confirm that we've expanded the list of blocked ports to include the following:

1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 37, 42, 43, 53, 77, 79, 87, 95, 101, 102, 103, 104, 109, 110, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 123, 135, 139, 143, 179, 389, 465, 512, 513, 514, 515, 526, 530, 531, 532, 540, 556, 563, 587, 601, 636, 993, 995, 1720, 1723, 2049, 3659, 4045, 5060, 6000, 6566, 6665, 6666, 6667, 6668, and 6669.

To resolve this issue, our recommendation would be to modify your content and corresponding socket server to use a port that's not included in the list above.

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Adobe Flash v24.0.0.194 upgrade broken flash policy download

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Jan 11, 2017

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Hi,

The upgrade to v24.0.0.194 has broken our flash based chat client. When trying to download the flash policy from our flash policy server the following is occuring:

SecurityError: Error #2003: Invalid socket port number specified.

  at flash.net::Socket/internalConnect()

  at flash.net::Socket/connect()

  at Stub/connect()

  at Stub/configCompleteHandler()

  at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()

  at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()

  at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()

Setting EnableInsecureSocketPorts=1 in the mms.cfg file resolves this issue, however we cant get our customers to make this change.

Our action script currently loading the policy though an xmlsocket:// call.

What do we need to do to resolve this and get our chat working again without the work around?

Thanks

Steve

Sorry for the inconvenience.  Flash Player has historically blocked communication on a number of ports.  As Flash and the Internet continue to grow and mature, it's important that Flash behaves as a responsible citizen in regard to the larger ecosystem.  In many instances, this means ensuring that Flash Player conforms to limit its capabilities to match those available through HTML and JavaScript.

While updates to the official documentation are forthcoming, I can confirm that we've expanded the list of blocked ports to include the following:

1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 37, 42, 43, 53, 77, 79, 87, 95, 101, 102, 103, 104, 109, 110, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 123, 135, 139, 143, 179, 389, 465, 512, 513, 514, 515, 526, 530, 531, 532, 540, 556, 563, 587, 601, 636, 993, 995, 1720, 1723, 2049, 3659, 4045, 5060, 6000, 6566, 6665, 6666, 6667, 6668, and 6669.

To resolve this issue, our recommendation would be to modify your content and corresponding socket server to use a port that's not included in the list above.

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Hi,

Thanks for reporting. We are investigating the issue.

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Sorry for the inconvenience.  Flash Player has historically blocked communication on a number of ports.  As Flash and the Internet continue to grow and mature, it's important that Flash behaves as a responsible citizen in regard to the larger ecosystem.  In many instances, this means ensuring that Flash Player conforms to limit its capabilities to match those available through HTML and JavaScript.

While updates to the official documentation are forthcoming, I can confirm that we've expanded the list of blocked ports to include the following:

1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 37, 42, 43, 53, 77, 79, 87, 95, 101, 102, 103, 104, 109, 110, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 123, 135, 139, 143, 179, 389, 465, 512, 513, 514, 515, 526, 530, 531, 532, 540, 556, 563, 587, 601, 636, 993, 995, 1720, 1723, 2049, 3659, 4045, 5060, 6000, 6566, 6665, 6666, 6667, 6668, and 6669.

To resolve this issue, our recommendation would be to modify your content and corresponding socket server to use a port that's not included in the list above.

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Jan 13, 2017

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going through the blocked ports I found port 531 which is the port that the scratch team uses for their cloud data server. because this port has been blocked scratch members are having repeated problems using the (extremely slow) https fallback polling method instead of the fast 531 port to play and make their projects. I doubt the port they use will be changed as it would take too long with them making the new 3.0 update (completely remade in html5). if port 531 could be unblocked it would help out thousands of other people and would be greatly appreciated.

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