I would like to find the version number of Adobe Flash currently installed on my Ubuntu system. Adobe's web site says the latest version for Linux is, but if I execute

apt show adobe-flashplugin

I get

Package: adobe-flashplugin
Version: 1:20170616.1-0ubuntu0.17.04.1

but nothing like

How can I see which Flash version I have installed?


You can visit Adobe's homepage in your browser and use their little Flash version check widget.


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Alternatively try the Check Now button at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

I experienced that this is probably the most accurate and reliable way to check the exact version.

  • It looks like Adobe moved that tool to helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html – Elder Geek Aug 26 '17 at 22:48
  • @ElderGeek Moved? My old link still works as well. Yours seems to do the job too though, so I'm adding it to the answer if you don't mind. – Byte Commander Aug 27 '17 at 13:37
  • Feel free. I must have missed that widget. – Elder Geek Aug 27 '17 at 16:06

Start Firefox and open the Add-Ons manager from the menu, then select the Plugins tab in there. It lists all installed plugins, including Flash, with their version.

  • This is probably correct if one uses the adobe-flashplugin package, but it is e.g. known to not always be accurate if you have Flash through the pepperflash packages. See my old question askubuntu.com/q/695569/367990 – Byte Commander Jun 22 '17 at 21:38
  • if using pepperflash t give perrers vers, minde says ver 26 – ravery Jun 22 '17 at 21:40

You could extract the version number directly from the adobe-flashplugin library, using a command line syntax like that: strings | grep | awk

strings /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so|grep LNX|awk '{print $2}'

This will give you e.g.: 26,0,0,151

  • What version of Ubuntu are you using that you are finding libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin ? – Elder Geek Aug 28 '17 at 16:21

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