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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8161117

The autoinstall CAB file installs Java 6u18, not 6u25 (needed for IE9)

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 6u24
    • Fix Version/s: 6u25
    • Component/s: deploy
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_7

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.6.0_24"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_24-b07)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 19.1-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The cab file located at:
      http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-6-windows-i586.cab

      When used in an OBJECT tag as described here:
      http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/javaws/developersguide/launch.html

      Does NOT download and install an appropriate version of the Java Plug-In for IE9 on Windows 7 SP1 systems. This cab file should be updated to install the latest Java version, which is currently 6u25.

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      On a Windows 7 SP1 system with Internet Explorer 9:

      1) Uninstall any previous version of the Java Plug-in / JRE
      2) Reboot

      3) Visit a web page containing a Java applet OBJECT tag like this one:
      <OBJECT codebase="http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-6-windows-i586.cab#Version=6,0,0,0"
      classid="clsid:5852F5ED-8BF4-11D4-A245-0080C6F74284" height=0 width=0>

      4) Observe that the resulting Java installation is not actually the latest version. Instead, it is Java 6u18, which has problems on Windows 7 SP1 with IE9.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      I expect that the latest release of Java 6 will always be installed when using that .CAB file URL.
      ACTUAL -
      The CAB file downloads and installs Java 6 update 18.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      It is possible to use the following URL as the "codebase" attribute of the OBJECT tag to workaround the problem:

      http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-6u25-windows-i586.cab

      This is not ideal, since it requires hard-coding a version into the web application, when in reality the developer likely wants "latest."

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            Assignee:
            mknapp Mark Knapp (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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