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JDK 16.0.2 Release Notes

Java Development Kit 16 Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 16.0.2 (JDK 16.0.2)

July 20, 2021

The full version string for this update release is 16.0.2+7 (where "+" means "build"). The version number is 16.0.2.

IANA TZ Data 2021a

JDK 16.0.2 contains IANA time zone data 2021a.

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 16.0.2 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
16 16.0.2+7
11 11.0.12+8
8 8u301-b09
7 7u311-b07

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 16.0.2) be used after the next critical patch update scheduled for October 19, 2021.


Removed Features and Options

 Removed Telia Company's Sonera Class2 CA certificate

The following root certificate has been removed from the cacerts truststore:

+ Telia Company
  + soneraclass2ca
    DN: CN=Sonera Class2 CA, O=Sonera, C=FI


Other Notes

 Updated List of Capabilities Provided by JDK RPMs

The following capabilities have been removed from the list of what OracleJDK/OracleJRE RPMs provide: xml-commons-api, jaxp_parser_impl, and java-fonts. This clean-up of the list resolves existing and potential conflicts with modular rpms.

There are other RPMs providing these capabilities, so there should be no impact on packages that depend on them. Package managers can use other RPMs to satisfy the dependencies provided by the OracleJDK/OracleJRE RPMs before this change.

JDK-8263575 (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 16.0.2 Bug Fixes page.