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Plugin Check says "Outdated Version" (Shockwave Flash), but latest already installed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: https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

says "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" - "Outdated Version"

ok, I try

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

2. restart Firefox

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

4. download Linux (tar.gz or deb) Flashplayer from http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/

5. unpack downloaded file

6. "cp libflashplayer.so ~/.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 result: again: "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" & "Outdated Version"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?

Problem: latest Flashplayer installed, but: Plugin Check: https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ says "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" - "Outdated Version" ok, I try 1. "rm ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so" - get rid of Flashplayer 2. restart Firefox 3. check Plugins - no Shockwave Flash (rm worked) 4. download Linux (tar.gz or deb) Flashplayer from http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/ 5. unpack downloaded file 6. "cp libflashplayer.so ~/.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 result: again: "Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102" & "Outdated Version" How can it be?

Modified by rkat

abehrens 0 solutions 3 answers

Symptoms are the same, although in my case the plugin was installed as an rpm (flash-plugin-10.1.102.65-release.i386), and the plugin is found in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so.

Symptoms are the same, although in my case the plugin was installed as an rpm (flash-plugin-10.1.102.65-release.i386), and the plugin is found in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so.

Question owner

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

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

Question owner

After update to libflashplayer.so version 10.2.152.0 (available now), the Plugin Check says "Up to Date"! So, this solved the problem for me (for now).

After update to libflashplayer.so version 10.2.152.0 (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 http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/ which says (latest) version is "10.3.181.14". After restart of Firefox:

"about:plugins" says flashplayer version is "10.3 r181".

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ 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?
2011-05-15: again... after installing current from http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/ which says (latest) version is "10.3.181.14". After restart of Firefox: "about:plugins" says flashplayer version is "10.3 r181". http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ 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?

Modified by rkat

cor-el
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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.

If you have the latest version of the Flash player then you can ignore that. I see the same on Linux.

Question owner

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 http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about .

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

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: * installed: 10.3.183.5 * available: "10.3.183.10" * about:plugins: "10.3 r183" * http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about : "10,3,183,5" * https://www.mozilla.org/de/plugincheck : "10.3.183.0" says plugin is up to date after upgrading: * installed: 10.3.183.10 * about:plugins: "10.3 r183" * http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about : "10,3,183,10" * https://www.mozilla.org/de/plugincheck : "10.3.183.0" 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 http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about . [Edit: inserted a space after the links, so the : is not part of the link.]

Modified by rkat

James
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The http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ is manually updated as it can sometimes take a few days to be updated when say a new Flash version is released.

The http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ 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 http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about ,disabled all plugins like no-script, better privacy). https://www.mozilla.org/de/plugincheck/ says: "10.3.183.0", "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 adobe.com?!).

Just re-installed "10,3,183,5" (checked version at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about ,disabled all plugins like no-script, better privacy). https://www.mozilla.org/de/plugincheck/ says: "10.3.183.0", "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 adobe.com?!).