Bug 202106 - Java applets crash firefox using gcjwebplugin
Java applets crash firefox using gcjwebplugin
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-08-10 15:59 EDT by Mauri Korkeala
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-14 15:49:28 EST
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Description Mauri Korkeala 2006-08-10 15:59:07 EDT
Description of problem:
When accessing web site containing any Java applet, firefox asks if I wan't to
run the despite the still incomplete GNU Classpath's security implementation.
Answering 'Trust Applet' or 'Trust Applet and add it to whitelist' hangs the

I'm not sure if this is Firefox problem.  gcjwebplugin problem or something else

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 test 2 with latest updates.

How reproducible:
Reproducible everytime with every applet.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start firefox
2. browse to page containing any Java applet, example
3. Trust applet
Actual results:
Firefox hangs

Expected results:
Applet is displayed

Additional info:
The applet provided in the URL is really simple applet with out any Threads just
coloring the applet area. (Src included)
Comment 1 Mauri Korkeala 2006-08-11 03:55:54 EDT
This could be SELinux issue, as reported on fedora-devel list:

I don't have my laptop with me at the moment, so I can't test this right now. 
Comment 2 Mauri Korkeala 2006-08-11 12:57:20 EDT
Indeed, executing as root:
setsebool allow_execmem=1
fixes the problem, so this seems to be SELinux configuration problem.

I'm using the (default) Enforsing SELinux policy.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-05 08:02:29 EDT
Does this java plugin get run as a separate executable or is loaded in as a
shared library?

Could you attach any avc messages that you see in /var/log/messages or
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-02-14 15:49:28 EST
Since no responce, I will close.
Comment 5 Mauri Korkeala 2007-02-15 02:43:44 EST
Sorry for not been tracking this, I already moved to other releases before the
request for more information arrived:(

Yes, we can close this as i've upgraded the system to later version long time
ago and currently it doesn't have the gcjwebplugin configured. [ The NOTABUG
status is bit weird, but hopefully it's fixed now;) ]

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