Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145805
Java plugin fails to ask if you trust signed applets
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
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Description of problem:
When loading a signed Java applet, you are never presented with the
dialog asking if you want to trust the signed applet. Instead the
applet runs untrusted.
The currently available IBM JRE directly from IBM
(IBMJava2-JRE-1.4.2-1.0.i386.rpm) does not exhibit this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to run a signed applet that needs to be trusted for proper
functionality. The MindTerm SSH applet is a good example of this.
Insallations can be found at
Actual Results: The applet starts without Java asking if you trust
it, and the applet runs without any privileges. In the case of
MindTerm, you will get an error when you try to connect to a host.
Expected Results: The plugin should pop up a window asking if you
want to trust the signed applet.
What does java -version say for the IBM JRE directly from IBM's website? I want
to make sure we're testing the same versions of the plugin.
Here's the info for the JRE from IBM:
$ rpm -q IBMJava2-JRE
$ /opt/IBMJava2-142/jre/bin/java -version
java version "1.4.2"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2)
Classic VM (build 1.4.2, J2RE 1.4.2 IBM build cxia32142ifx-20041203
(142SR1+80507) (JIT enabled: jitc))
OK, this is very close (by build date) to the version we ship. The bug may be a
packaging problem on our side. I'll compare our RPMs to IBMs and try to
determine the difference.
I tested this on IBM SR3 and it works -- a dialog pops up asking if you trust
the applet. SR3 will ship with RHEL3U7.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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if the solution does not work for you.