8u77 Update Release Notes



Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 77 (JDK 8u77)

The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_77-b03 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u77.

This update release contains several enhancements and changes including the following.

IANA Data 2016a

JDK 8u77 contains IANA time zone data version 2016a. 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 8u77 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline
(Full Version String)
8 1.8.0_77
7 1.7.0_99
6 1.6.0_111

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

JRE Expiration Date

The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 8u77) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for April 19, 2016.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u77) on May 19, 2016. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), the JRE will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. For more information, see JRE Expiration Date.
 

Notes

This Security Alert (8u77) is based on the earlier 8u74 PSU release. All users of earlier JDK 8 releases should update to this release. For more information on the difference between Critical Patch Updates and Patch Set Updates please visit Java CPU and PSU Releases Explained.

The demos, samples, and Documentation bundles for 8u77 are not impacted by the Security Alert for CVE-2016-0636, so version 8u73 demos, samples, and Documentation bundles remain the most up to-date version until the April Critical Patch Update release.

Bug Fixes

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