Has anyone pushed out the Java patch today?

technicholas
Contributor

Hello,

We had many teachers come in this morning that could not use Java it was disabled due to the security risk. We pushed out the new Java patch this morning!

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

We tested pushing version *_11 to some LAB test Macs, will be testing across list of apps, hopefully nothing breaks.

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gknacks
New Contributor

We're in the same boat. Tested it on a few systems, no issues yet. We don't have much that depends on Java though (except for web apps). Just InDesign, and FileMaker Pro.

Everything is setup in our JSS to push the patch, just waiting to flip the switch after a bit more testing and submitting the paperwork.

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Fingers crossed...

@rtrouton: Rolling out Java 7 Update 11 this morning. #nothingtoseeherefolks
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mm2270
Legendary Contributor II

We're about to do the same today. We are currently testing it, and my colleague is getting everything prepped for the push right now.

kayjustkay
New Contributor

Has anyone found a way to check which version is running through the Inventory? I can only search forthe java preferences app and it doesn't report the runtime version.

rtrouton
Valued Contributor III

I've started rolling it out this morning with Casper to our Macs with Java 7 Update 9 or Java 7 Update 10 installed. We also have Apple's Java 6 2012-006 installed, so we're using Java 7 only as a browser plug-in.

So far, no problems seen. The main thing we're concerned with is our Juniper SSL VPN, and Java 7 Update 11 works fine with it.

rtrouton
Valued Contributor III

For those wanting to check the version of the Java browser plug-in with Extension Attributes, I have a post on how to do that:

http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/casper-extension-attribute-scripts-to-report-java-browse...

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

@rtrouton You rock! 🙂 A couple testers reported back, they didn't notice anything that broke.

University of Pennsylvania has a nice test link, looks like all is well, at least on our test LAB Macs.

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~matuszek/General/JavaVersionTests/JavaTests.html

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MarkMelaccio
Contributor

So far, so good here.

jarednichols
Honored Contributor

Me too. Haven't seen issues with Sametime, Juniper or Java-based Citrix.

mzago
New Contributor III

I posted this in the other thread, but I'll post it here in case it's helpful for anyone looking to identify what computers need to be patched. You may not have to create a new extension attribute.

Remember that if you capture plug-ins for inventory you actually already have the Java Internet-Plugin version without an extension attribute.

It's identified by the name: JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
Oracle version numbers are identified by Java 7 Update x (where x is the update). Computers with older Apple Java plug-ins identify with numbers like 14.0 or n/a for older Java installs.