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  • August 4, 2014

Java 7 update 67 patch release

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The recent Java 7 update 65 contained an issue that prevents some Applet and Web Start applications from launching. As a result, we have released Java 7 update 67 to restore the functionality for affected users.

This issue only affects some Rich Internet Applications and does not impact client or server-side applications. Java 7 update 67 is a functionality release: it is not a security fix or Critical Patch.

End Users

 Download the latest release from java.com.

The functionality issue in the previous release does not affect all applications, but having the latest release removes the question of which applications are or are not affected.

Support Professionals

If your users reported being unable to launch Rich Internet Applications after installing 7u65, please guide them to upgrade to 7u67.

Release notes for 7u67 explain issue JDK-8050875, which can manifest itself with RIAs launched using a java_arguments parameter such as <param name="java_arguments" value="-Xmx192m"> but the client’s deployment.properties file does not contain a matching "deployment.javaws.jre.X.args=" entry.

Please guide users to download and install Java 7 update 67.

If your users are unable to upgrade, you may guide users to perform the following steps as a workaround:

  1. Open the Java control panel.
  2. Select the Java tab.
  3. Click View
    • In the "Runtime Parameters" area, enter the number 7 and then backspace over it.
  4. Click OK.

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