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Plugin Check says "Outdated Version" (Shockwave Flash), but latest already installed

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Problem: latest Flashplayer installed, but:

Plugin Check:

says "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" - "Outdated Version"

ok, I try

1. "rm ~/.mozilla/plugins/" - get rid of Flashplayer

2. restart Firefox

3. check Plugins - no Shockwave Flash (rm worked)

4. download Linux (tar.gz or deb) Flashplayer from

5. unpack downloaded file

6. "cp ~/.mozilla/plugins/"

7. reboot

8. run Firefox Plugin Check (Shockwave Flash is there)

-> result: again: "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" & "Outdated Version"

How can it be?

rkat দ্বারা পরিমিত

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Symptoms are the same, although in my case the plugin was installed as an rpm (flash-plugin-, and the plugin is found in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/

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Maybe important: I use the Firefox binary from (Not Firefox from Ubuntu.) When I do a "locate", only the file ~/.mozilla/plugins/ is listed.

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After update to version (available now), the Plugin Check says "Up to Date"! So, this solved the problem for me (for now).

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2011-05-15: again... after installing current from which says (latest) version is "". After restart of Firefox:

"about:plugins" says flashplayer version is "10.3 r181". says installed flashplayer is "Outdated Version" and version is "10.3 r181".

I would really like to understand what is going wrong.

  • Does flashplayer give the wrong version to Firefox?
  • Does Firefox give the wrong version to the plugin-check page?
  • Is there a problem with the plugin-check page?
  • What can I do to solve the problem?

rkat দ্বারা পরিমিত

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If you have the latest version of the Flash player then you can ignore that.

I see the same on Linux.

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Obviously some component of the Mozilla/Firefox plugin-check is unable to get/transfer the complete version-string of Adobe flashplayer.

Here are the facts of todays checks:

after upgrading:

I guess the check will work again when there is a version like "10.3.184.x". If you read about the security problems of flashplayer, this might be way too late.

Conclusion: if you want to have the most recent flashplayer all the time, you have to check the version manually. You can do so at .

[Edit: inserted a space after the links, so the : is not part of the link.]

rkat দ্বারা পরিমিত

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The is manually updated as it can sometimes take a few days to be updated when say a new Flash version is released.

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Just re-installed "10,3,183,5" (checked version at ,disabled all plugins like no-script, better privacy). says: "", "up to date".

I think the Mozilla Firefox plugin check does not get or check the minor version ".5" or ".10". It prints ".0" all the time!

Maybe it's a feature or a problem that prevents the transmission of that minor number (except to!).