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Firefox says Java is out of date but it's not

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The Plugin checker says my Java is out of date but it's not

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Your system details list of installed plugins shows, "Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers". If you check the "Do I have Java?" link at http://www.java.com/en/download/ and run the Java Detection applet it should tell you that you have the recommended version of Java installed (Version 7 Update 51).

This is a PluginCheck bug so there is no need to do anything:

  • Bug 985968 - Mozilla Plugin check page displays Java plugin as vulnerable even if the latest version is installed.

(See Bugzilla Etiquette. Please don't comment in bug reports unless you have something constructive to add.)

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Hi!

I can seem to reproduce this issue.

Please also see /questions/991063

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Your system details list of installed plugins shows, "Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers". If you check the "Do I have Java?" link at http://www.java.com/en/download/ and run the Java Detection applet it should tell you that you have the recommended version of Java installed (Version 7 Update 51).

This is a PluginCheck bug so there is no need to do anything:

  • Bug 985968 - Mozilla Plugin check page displays Java plugin as vulnerable even if the latest version is installed.

(See Bugzilla Etiquette. Please don't comment in bug reports unless you have something constructive to add.)

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There seems to be a SEVERE lack of information on this issue and evidently no one is doing anything about it.

The available info simply leads you in circles.

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Here's the story:

Oracle released Java 8 and Mozilla updated the PluginCheck page, which seems to have caused Java 7 Update 51 to be detected as vulnerable. PluginCheck sends you to http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp where it shows Java 7 Update 51 as the recommended version.

Java 8 isn't offered yet at java.com ..... Here's Java's article on that:

Long story short: there's no need to do anything.

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Unless you want the firefox plugin check to report things accurately to the user...

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soundwave, I meant that there's no need for you or other users to do anything. Of course, Mozilla developers should fix the plugincheck page! See the bug report I posted earlier.

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I retract my statement and tip my hat to you

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So it's been over a month now, Java released version 10.55 and it was still broke. I updated Firefox to version 29 yesterday and hoped it would be fixed, but no joy. This must be a tough problem. Any idea when it will be fixed?

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Mozilla is still working on the bug. At least they've added a note to the top of the Plugin Check page, explaining the detection problem. For details, see this article:

Mozilla PluginCheck webpage identifies the latest Java 7 plugin as vulnerable

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Thanks Alice, I saw the note several weeks ago. I was hoping for a fix in the new version. Oh well, Patience, Patience.

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OK, understood, however...

I get the same message with Flash and I'm new here so there's no telling what else might show up. For the record, I just happened to have updated pretty much everything on my machine (Java, Flash, Adobe, etc...) before installing FF.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact I was running IE 8 when I did the updates? 8=\

Nevertheless, the plugin checker here does say they are all up to date. Except for the Presentation thingy, but that's another subject. 8=]

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To sununpa, I couldn't tell if you were just making a comment or if you have a question about updating Flash or other plugins. You can test your Flash Player in Firefox by visiting this Adobe page:

The latest version of the Flash plugin for Firefox is currently 14.0.0.179. Internet Explorer uses a different Flash Player; the latest Flash for IE is currently 14.0.0.176. See this article if you need more help with the Flash plugin used in Firefox:

If you have other problems with plugins using Firefox please ask a new question. See Mozilla Support rules and guidelines: For support requests, do not re-use existing threads started by others, even if they are seemingly on the same subject. Ask a new question instead.

I'll close this thread.

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Perhaps it has something to do with the fact I was running IE 8 when I did the updates?

IE uses a different version of Flash (ActiveX) than what is needed for Firefox, the Plugin version.