Check for update says Adobe Flash needs updating, but it's current




3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Scott, Unassigned)


35 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0
Build ID: 20150122214805

Steps to reproduce:

I updated to FF 35.0.1/restarted 3 times.
Did a plugin check for updates, and says I need to upgrade Flash/vulnerable-
Downloaded Adobe/exit FF/installed.
-open/closed 3 times, plugin check says I'm still out of date, but AF web Version check says I have the latest installed!?

Actual results:

Updated Flash, but says I still need to update (NOT!).

Expected results:

FF Plugin check should say I'm up to date!

Win 7 Pro, ESET Smart Security v8 (only active AV).


3 years ago
Severity: normal → major is the most recent version
. is an old version but some Adobe websites aren't updated and show this as most recent version.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

3 years ago

Your report is helpful.

The situation with Adobe Flash and the recent 0day vulnerabilities
has meant that there have been rapid changes:

"Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) Blog"

3 recent Adobe Security Bulletins:

Mozilla is going to Blocklist the vulnerable versions of Flash.

See bug 1124654
"Blocklist request for flash 0days affecting version,, and".
This bug has most of the detail about timing.

As you noted the Plugincheck Website
does not always give accurate results.

In your case,
testing / checking Flash, using Firefox 35.0.1,
about 2015-01-26 13:34:18 PST
actually gave the correct result: Flash was "vulnerable".

Schalk Neethling [:espressive] on 2015-01-25 at 06:20:49 PST
in bug 1124654 comment # 14 had updated the Plugincheck Database:
> Ok, I have updated the plugins database as follows:
> Latest Win and Mac:
> Latest Win and Mac ESR:

So, you should have seen (and you did see)
Flash reported as "vulnerable".

You may have seen that even Adobe's website
was not quite up to date in the last few days
(e.g. in bug 1124654 comment # 10 on 2015-01-24 at 04:30:56 PST). 

It was OK when I checked it earlier today.

So, in your case Scot, I recommend that you check Adobe's website

and compare it to what you see when you type "about:plugins" (without quote)
in the Firefox Address bar.

As Matthias Versen [:Matti] said in comment # 1:
> is the most recent version

You might need to update Flash again.

I have seen about 4 hours ago, using Fx 34, and testing Plugincheck
with Flash a report of "Up to Date" in error.

I have also seen the 'correct result',
Flash reported as "vulnerable" (on Fx 35.0.1) and 
Flash reported as "Up to Date" (on Fx 35.0.1).

I will add your report as well as my tests to
bug 1084537
"Flash sometimes displayed as up to date whilst vulnerable, on Windows 7".

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