Closed Bug 700771 Opened 9 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Plugin check site incorrectly indicates (outdated) Flash is installed.

Categories

(www.mozilla.org :: General, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 734674

People

(Reporter: ddj, Unassigned)

Details

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(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_2) AppleWebKit/534.51.22 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.1 Safari/534.51.22

Steps to reproduce:

I went to the plugin check URL using both Safari and Firefox on MacOS.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/


Actual results:

It reported:

For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Flash. Please upgrade to the latest version.

...even under Safari.


Expected results:

It should have correctly seen that I do not have Flash installed at all, at least under Safari (where it knew it wasn't Firefox).  For a few minutes, I was in a panic thinking that something had installed Flash on my system without my knowing about it.
Another symptom of the same bug: after uninstalling Flash the plugin-check page says:

“Missing FLASH? For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Flash. Please upgrade to the latest version.”

The page assumes if it can't detect Flash that Flash is (1) installed, (2) disabled, (3) by Firefox, (4) because it's unsafe. That's four assumptions.

Also, “Mozilla's mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web.” Promoting closed-source software to users who have deliberately uninstalled it seems to me to be the opposite of promoting openness and innovation.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This is the same bug as https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=734674
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 734674
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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