The painful saga of our recent JRE releases' issues with the Oracle E-Business Suite is almost over. It is expected that a future release of JRE 1.6 will contain a mainline fix for the "Mismanaged Session Cookie" issues that exist with JRE 1.6.0_18 to 1.6.0_21 build 6 (6u21-b06), inclusive.
There is an interim workaround until that new release is available. JRE 1.6.0_21 build 8 (6u21-b08) is now available and certified for Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12. This Build of the native plug-in fixes the 'Mismanaged Session Cookie' issue for the JRE 6u21 stream, which could cause a failure of the following functionalities on certain desktop/browser combinations, and particularly prevalent for IE6 and IE7 users:
Special release vehicle for this JRE build
- 'File -> Export' functionality
- Opening attachments in forms
- Opening an HTML form to a new window from forms.
- Opening an Applet in a new window from forms
- Trying to login again after forms session timeout fails
This version of the plug-in is only available through patch 10021403
and is not available as a download through the usual channels or through the Java automatic update facility. The standard version of the plug-in remains at JRE 1.6.0_21 build 6 (6u21-b06). This fix will not be available through the usual channels until a future release of JRE 1.6.
This release also fixes the long standing z-ordering issue (HTML Window
opens behind Forms Window) for Windows XP users running Internet
Explorer. A permanent fix is not yet available for Firefox users or
Windows Vista or Windows 7 users, therefore please continue to use one
of the workaround options if required.
Summary of options for
At this stage, your
options are to:
- Remain on JRE 1.6.0_17; wait for the
upcoming JRE release that includes this fix
- Deploy any
standard JRE release later than
1.6.0_17, with the understanding that some of your users may encounter
issues related to "Mismanaged session cookies"
- Deploy JRE
1.6.0_20-b05 (released via patch 9915543)
- Deploy JRE
1.6.0_21-b08 (released via patch 10021403)
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