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JDK 11.0.9 Release Notes

Java Development Kit 11 Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 11.0.9 (JDK 11.0.9)

October 20, 2020

The full version string for this update release is 11.0.9+7 (where "+" means "build"). The version number is 11.0.9.

IANA Data 2020a

JDK 11.0.9 contains IANA time zone data version 2020a. 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 11.0.9 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
11 11.0.9+7
8 1.8.0_271-b09
7 1.7.0_281-b06

Keeping the JDK up to Date

Oracle recommends that the JDK is updated with each Critical Patch Update (CPU). In order to determine if a release is the latest, the Security Baseline page can be used to determine which is the latest version for each release family.

Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It is not recommended that this JDK (version 11.0.9) be used after the next critical patch update scheduled for January 19, 2021.

New Features

security-libs/java.security
 Weak Named Curves in TLS, CertPath, and Signed JAR Disabled by Default

Weak named curves are disabled by default by adding them to the following disabledAlgorithms security properties: jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms, jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms, and jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms. The named curves are listed below.

With 47 weak named curves to be disabled, adding individual named curves to each disabledAlgorithms property would be overwhelming. To relieve this, a new security property, jdk.disabled.namedCurves, is implemented that can list the named curves common to all of the disabledAlgorithms properties. To use the new property in the disabledAlgorithms properties, precede the full property name with the keyword include. Users can still add individual named curves to disabledAlgorithms properties separate from this new property. No other properties can be included in the disabledAlgorithms properties.

To restore the named curves, remove the include jdk.disabled.namedCurves either from specific or from all disabledAlgorithms security properties. To restore one or more curves, remove the specific named curve(s) from the jdk.disabled.namedCurves property.

Curves that are disabled through jdk.disabled.namedCurves include the following: secp112r1, secp112r2, secp128r1, secp128r2, secp160k1, secp160r1, secp160r2, secp192k1, secp192r1, secp224k1, secp224r1, secp256k1, sect113r1, sect113r2, sect131r1, sect131r2, sect163k1, sect163r1, sect163r2, sect193r1, sect193r2, sect233k1, sect233r1, sect239k1, sect283k1, sect283r1, sect409k1, sect409r1, sect571k1, sect571r1, X9.62 c2tnb191v1, X9.62 c2tnb191v2, X9.62 c2tnb191v3, X9.62 c2tnb239v1, X9.62 c2tnb239v2, X9.62 c2tnb239v3, X9.62 c2tnb359v1, X9.62 c2tnb431r1, X9.62 prime192v2, X9.62 prime192v3, X9.62 prime239v1, X9.62 prime239v2, X9.62 prime239v3, brainpoolP256r1, brainpoolP320r1, brainpoolP384r1, brainpoolP512r1

Curves that remain enabled are: secp256r1, secp384r1, secp521r1, X25519, X448

See JDK-8233228

security-libs/org.ietf.jgss:krb5
 Support for Kerberos Cross-Realm Referrals (RFC 6806)

The Kerberos client has been enhanced with the support of principal name canonicalization and cross-realm referrals, as defined by the RFC 6806 protocol extension.

As a result of this new feature, the Kerberos client can take advantage of more dynamic environment configurations and does not necessarily need to know (in advance) how to reach the realm of a target principal (user or service).

Support is enabled by default and 5 is the maximum number of referral hops allowed. To turn it off, set the sun.security.krb5.disableReferrals security or system property to false. To configure a custom maximum number of referral hops, set the sun.security.krb5.maxReferrals security or system property to any positive value.

See further information in JDK-8223172.

See JDK-8215032

security-libs/javax.net.ssl
 Improve Certificate Chain Handling

A new system property, jdk.tls.maxHandshakeMessageSize, has been added to set the maximum allowed size for the handshake message in TLS/DTLS handshaking. The default value of the system property is 32768 (32 kilobytes).

A new system property, jdk.tls.maxCertificateChainLength, has been added to set the maximum allowed length of the certificate chain in TLS/DTLS handshaking. The default value of the system property is 10.

JDK-8245417 (not public)

security-libs/java.security
 Tools Warn If Weak Algorithms Are Used

The keytool and jarsigner tools have been updated to warn users when weak cryptographic algorithms are used in keys, certificates, and signed JARs before they are disabled. The weak algorithms are set in the jdk.security.legacyAlgorithms security property in the java.security configuration file. In this release, the tools issue warnings for the SHA-1 hash algorithm and 1024-bit RSA/DSA keys.

See JDK-8172404

security-libs/org.ietf.jgss:krb5
 Support for canonicalize in krb5.conf

The 'canonicalize' flag in the krb5.conf file is now supported by the JDK Kerberos implementation. When set to true, RFC 6806 name canonicalization is requested by clients in TGT requests to KDC services (AS protocol). Otherwise, and by default, it is not requested.

The new default behavior is different from JDK 14 and previous releases where name canonicalization was always requested by clients in TGT requests to KDC services (provided that support for RFC 6806 was not explicitly disabled with the sun.security.krb5.disableReferrals system or security properties).

See JDK-8239385

Other notes

core-libs/javax.naming
 Added Property to Control LDAP Authentication Mechanisms Allowed to Authenticate Over Clear Connections

A new environment property, jdk.jndi.ldap.mechsAllowedToSendCredentials, has been added to control which LDAP authentication mechanisms are allowed to send credentials over clear LDAP connections - a connection not secured with TLS. An encrypted LDAP connection is a connection opened by using ldaps scheme, or a connection opened by using ldap scheme and then upgraded to TLS with a STARTTLS extended operation.

The value of the property, which is by default not set, is a comma separated list of the mechanism names that are permitted to authenticate over a clear connection. If a value is not specified for the property, then all mechanisms are allowed. If the specified value is an empty list, then no mechanisms are allowed (except for none and anonymous). The default value for this property is 'null' ( i.e. System.getProperty("jdk.jndi.ldap.mechsAllowedToSendCredentials") returns 'null'). To explicitly permit all mechanisms to authenticate over a clear connection, the property value can be set to "all". If a connection is downgraded from encrypted to clear, then only the mechanisms that are explicitly permitted are allowed.

The property can be supplied to the LDAP context environment map, or set globally as a system property. When both are supplied, the environment map takes precedence.

Note: none and anonymous authentication mechanisms are exempted from these rules and are always allowed regardless of the property value.

JDK-8237990 (not public)

security-libs/java.security
 Added 3 SSL Corporation Root CA Certificates

The following root certificates have been added to the cacerts truststore:

+ SSL Corporation
  + sslrootrsaca
    DN: CN=SSL.com Root Certification Authority RSA, O=SSL Corporation, L=Houston, ST=Texas, C=US

  + sslrootevrsaca
    DN: CN=SSL.com EV Root Certification Authority RSA R2, O=SSL Corporation, L=Houston, ST=Texas, C=US

  + sslrooteccca
    DN: CN=SSL.com Root Certification Authority ECC, O=SSL Corporation, L=Houston, ST=Texas, C=US
See JDK-8243320

security-libs/java.security
 Added Entrust Root Certification Authority - G4 certificate

The following root certificate has been added to the cacerts truststore:

+ Entrust
  + entrustrootcag4
    DN: CN=Entrust Root Certification Authority - G4, OU="(c) 2015 Entrust, Inc. - for authorized use only", 
    OU=See www.entrust.net/legal-terms, O="Entrust, Inc.", C=US
See JDK-8243321

core-libs/java.util:i18n
 Localized Time Zone Name Inconsistency Between English and Other Locales

English time zone names provided by the CLDR locale provider are now correctly synthesized following the CLDR spec, rather than substituted from the COMPAT provider. For example, SHORT style names are no longer synthesized abbreviations of LONG style names, but instead produce GMT offset formats.

See JDK-8236548

core-libs/java.io:serialization
 Enhanced Support of Proxy Class

The deserialization of java.lang.reflect.Proxy objects can be limited by setting the system property jdk.serialProxyInterfaceLimit. The limit is the maximum number of interfaces allowed per Proxy in the stream. Setting the limit to zero prevents any Proxies from being deserialized including Annotations, a limit of less than 2 might interfere with RMI operations.

JDK-8236862 (not public)

Bug Fixes

This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update. For a more complete list of the bug fixes included in this release, see the JDK 11.0.9 Bug Fixes page.