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Web reporter - broken under java 7 u45

Has anyone been able to make sense out of the SNS that was sent out regarding Web Reporter and Java 7u45?

The linked article in it seems to speak very much to a server environment, and it's not terribly clear if it applies to client side java, or a server deployment of it (as Java is used by Web Reporter it seems).   

I can't find a file on the Windows 7 clients we use to connect, nor can I find it in the WEb Reporter package deployed on the Linux server.     And  when testing with Java 7 u45 on the client, we can't log into the web reporter web gui.

The SNS:


McAfee Web Reporter (all versions)


AJava Security Warning is displayed when you attempt to load the Web ReporterAdministration User Interface. Choosing to run the application results in awhite background in the browser. As a result, you cannot log in or access theinterface.

System Change

Installing or updating to Java 7 update 45.


Changes in Java 7 update 45 cause permission conflicts withthe Web Reporter UI applet.


McAfee is aware of this issue and is working to release asolution as soon as possible.


Edit the file to allow WebReporter access to the user policy file:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate location and open
    • Windows 2008:      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\
    • Windows 2003:      C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application      Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\
  2. Add the following line:
  3. Save the change.
  4. Close all instances of Java, then log in to Web     Reporter.

Related Information

For more information on Java 7 update 45, see:

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Re: Web reporter - broken under java 7 u45

Hi Todd,

its the client side Java. WR server side is not impacted by your automatic updates.

The "AppData" folder is hidden by default. enable hidden/system folders and you should find it. its on my win7 machine.



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Re: Web reporter - broken under java 7 u45

Groovy.  Thanks for the clarification.   I'll relay it onto the affected user.


Re: Web reporter - broken under java 7 u45

Hi Guys.. I think java 1.8 cannot..

"" added but not working.

Is yours working?

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Re: Web reporter - broken under java 7 u45

Web reporter I recently re-tried (we use it rather infrequently) and it does seem to work under Java 8u45 at least.   The URL for the web reporter is added to the Java site list in the security tab under the Windows 7 Java control panel options.    I don't

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