A) Problem Description: : On Oracle Linux (OEL 5.8)/ FF 17 with expired JRE,
1) User has no chance to see the native dialog prompting for the JRE update at all.. Instead, when invoking an applet in Firefox, they get the message of "Disabling Java as it is too old and likely to be out of date. To reenable use jcontrol utility"
2) Follow the instruction in #1 to reenable java in the browser will lead user to loop back to the issue #1 over again
B) Tested Configurations:
- Oracle Linux Server release 5,8 ( OEL 5.8)
- Firefox 17
- jre 8u11-b08 promotion
C) Steps to reproduce:
0) On OEL 5.x/ FF 17, install jre 8u11-b08 promotion
1) Configure Firefox to use jre 8u11-b08 java plug-in
2) Edit the <baseline.versions> to make jre 8u11 an expired JRE
3) Open the java control panel/security tab and make sure that Java is enable in the browser
4) Open firefox and make sure 8u11-b08 java plug-in is enable
5) Use Fifrefox to load an applet e.g the verification applet from java.com
Expected: A native dialog prompted for the option of JRE update
- No such dialog. The message displayed "
- Message of "Disabling Java as it is too old and likely to be out of date. To reenable use jcontrol utility"
displayed from the command prompt
- Java is automatically disable from Java control panel
- Follow the instruction to re-enable java again in the control panel will lead to the same issue over again