Warning in Microsoft Internet Explorer: Java is Outdated

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  • 11-Sep-2014
  • 18-Mar-2018

Environment

Reflection for the Web 2014 (All Editions)
Reflection Security Gateway 2014 (All Editions)
Reflection for the Web 2011 (All Editions)

Situation

If you are using the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser with Cumulative Security Update 2976627, and are running an older version of Java, you may see security prompts (ActiveX control blocking) on or after 09-Sep-2014 when running Reflection for the Web Java applets or FileXpress Java Internet Transfer clients. This technical note provides more information, and links to Microsoft and Oracle Java resources.

Resolution

ActiveX Blocking Added to Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft announced via Security Bulletin MS14-051 that, beginning with Cumulative Security Update 2976627, out-of-date ActiveX controls will automatically be blocked. Users with Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that is older than the JRE Security baseline will see warning prompts indicating that Java was blocked.

For details about this blocking, including screenshots of notifications and warnings, see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/06/internet-explorer-begins-blocking-out-of-date-activex-controls.aspx.

For details about Security Bulletin MS14-051, see https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS14-051.

To determine the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Security Baseline JRE, see the Oracle release notes for your JRE. For example, for Java 7 Update 67 see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u67-relnotes-2251330.html.

How Do I Prevent the Internet Explorer Security Warning?

The safest and easiest method to prevent the prompting is by updating the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your clients to the latest Java version. Java can be updated at http://www.java.com.

Alternatively, add your server to the Trusted Sites Zone in Internet Explorer.

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This article was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2745.

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