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Oct 17, 2013 4:19 PM

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 deployment.properties 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:

 

Environment

McAfee Web Reporter (all versions)

Problem

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.

Cause

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

Solution

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

Workaround

Edit the deployment.properties file to allow WebReporter access to the user policy file:

  1. Navigate to the appropriate location and open deployment.properties:
    • Windows 2008:      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties
    • Windows 2003:      C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application      Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties
  2. Add the following line:
        
         deployment.security.use.user.home.java.policy=true
  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: https://blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/java_se_7_update_45.

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