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3.2.5 and 3.2.6 Java Fatal Exception

  • Hi,

    I have had no trouble with Paros in the past but have had some problems installing versions > 3.2.4

    i am using winXP sp 2 with latest patches

    and Java runtime environment 1.4.2_08....

    paros seems to install fine but when i try and run it i get an error message "Java Virutal Machine Launcher - Fatal Exception Occurred. Program will exit".

    I tried installing java 1.4.2_09 and got the same error...i then upgraded to version 5.0 and then paros does not seem to load at all??

    Anyone got any ideas?


    • Can you run Paros by using:

      java -jar paros.jar

      and provide the exception to us?

    • C:\Program Files\Paros326>java -jar paros.jar
      Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

      im running a p4 with 1G of RAM.....more than 500MB RAM of which is unused?

    • I tried the same Java version you used with 3.2.6 and there is no such problem.  Paros 3.2.6 is less memory greedy compared with previous version.

      You may try obtaining the paros/paros.messages.txt in your USR_HOME (often your user home in Windows\document and settings\xxxx).

      Please provide it for diagnostics.

    • Here is the last few lines of the above mentioned file listing...

      2005-09-18 14:57:00,343 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-19 13:14:39,546 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-19 13:21:42,578 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-19 13:21:43,375 FATAL Paros - [Ljava.lang.StackTraceElement;@190ef12
      2005-09-27 12:44:04,687 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 12:45:49,687 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 12:48:42,156 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 12:50:26,187 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 12:50:26,546 FATAL Paros - [Ljava.lang.StackTraceElement;@ce16ad
      2005-09-27 12:51:42,390 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 13:01:43,125 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 13:06:26,625 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 13:06:56,796 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 13:06:57,156 FATAL Paros - [Ljava.lang.StackTraceElement;@1a7b0bf
      2005-09-27 13:08:42,968 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-09-27 13:08:43,234 FATAL Paros - [Ljava.lang.StackTraceElement;@1a7b0bf
      2005-10-19 10:56:46,843 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.
      2005-10-27 10:05:02,328 INFO  Paros - Paros 3.2.4 started.

      As can be seen, there is no mention of version 3.2.5 or 3.2.6......

      i tried going back to 3.2.4 and now that no longer works either and it gives me the same 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError' as version 3.2.5 and 3.2.6.....

      I tried going back to version 3.2.3 and that version works perfectly?

      I am completely lost as to what the problem is and how to fix it? Is there any other paros file that may contain more diagnostic information?

      Thanks very much

    • Are you sure you updated correctly to Paros 3.2.6?

      Can you install it in other folder?

      • I've tried installing into other folder and there is no problem.  We haven't received any reported problem like yours before.  There is not much hints from the exception log.

        You may try uninstalling your JRE, uninstall paros, clean up all the related paros directory in c:\documents and setting\xxxx\paros and reinstall again.

    • It finally works!!!!!!

      The problem definately had to do with the c:\documents and settings\xxx\paros directory.....

      i must have uninstalled paros and java about 7 million times but to no effect....however,

      i uninstalled paros again and manually removed the c:\documents and settings\xxx\paros directory....then reinstalled and it works like a charm...

      Thanks very much

  • udeme

    please my paros i downloaded is having issues with not installing properly………it always stop at the user agrrement  window and it just stops there……………………pllease help i really dont  know what to do…………………..and when i try to delete the paros.jar file in the main directory  c:// folder….it is not deleting……………i dont knoe why…..pls help…….. paros 3.2.13

  • Please don't use Paros any longer, because development stopped many years before.
    I highly recommend to use
      OWASP ZAP    http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/
    ZAP is a fork of paros project and is under active development.

  • udeme

    thanks master_jaf i will look into it…