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Java™ SE Development Kit 6, Update 37 (JDK 6u37)

The full version string for this update release is 1.6.0_37-b06 (where "b" means "build") and the version number is 6u37.

Olson Data 2012c

JDK 6u37 contains Olson time zone data version 2012c. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 6u37 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline

(Full Version String)
6 1.6.0_37
5.0 1.5.0_38
1.4.2 1.4.2_40

For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Blacklist Entries

This update release includes the following new entries to the Blacklist:

Note: For more information, see Blacklist Jar Feature documentation.

Bug Fixes

This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory.

The following table lists some of the notable bug fixes included in this release:

Bug ID Category Sub_Category Description
7183263 java_deployment security Regression: crossdomain.xml with dtd does not work
7195301 java classese_security XML Signature DOM implementation should not use instanceof to determine type of Node

Known Issues


Area: deploy/webstart
Synopsis: Regression - Issue in parsing jvm args for Java Web Start relaunch on Unix platforms.

Some combinations of java-vm-args and <property> elements in a jnlp file may cause some properties to be set incorrectly when Java Web Start is forced to relaunch. The problem is applicable to Solaris and Linux platforms.

In some cases, adding dummy property elements to the jnlp file may help prevent the problem.