[Dec. 14, 2015 update: An emergency fix for this issue as well as the fix for the IE Forms delay issue is available in Patch 22286087. Like Patch 22097409 described in the linked article, these patches are only available to users with a current My Oracle Support contract. If you do not have a My Oracle Support contract, you will have to wait for a future release to be posted on the public Java download site.]
Running Java content with Firefox ESR 38.4.0 using JRE 7 or 8 may cause Firefox to crash. This may affect Oracle E-Business Suite users when running Forms-based EBS screens. This issue does not affect Internet Explorer users.
JRE 1.8.0_66-b18 is now available. This release fixes the issue in JRE 8 for all EBS releases affected: 11i, 12.1, and 12.2:
Although Java patches contain both the JRE and JDK releases you only need the JRE version installed on the desktop client to use this fix.
Also affects JRE 7
The same issue is also displayed when running JRE 1.7.0_91 through Internet Explorer. A fix for the JRE 7 family is currently in progress.
All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release
Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:
You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.
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