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JDK 17.0.2 Release Notes

Java Development Kit 17 Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 17.0.2 (JDK 17.0.2)

January 18, 2022

The full version string for this update release is 17.0.2+8 (where "+" means "build"). The version number is 17.0.2.

 

IANA TZ Data 2021b, 2021c, 2021d, 2021e

JDK 17.0.2 contains IANA time zone data 2021b, 2021c, 2021d, 2021e.
  • Jordan now starts DST on February's last Thursday.
  • Samoa no longer observes DST.
  • Merge more location-based Zones whose timestamps agree since 1970.
  • Move some backward-compatibility links to 'backward'.
  • Rename Pacific/Enderbury to Pacific/Kanton.
  • Correct many pre-1993 transitions in Malawi, Portugal, etc.
  • zic now creates each output file or link atomically.
  • zic -L no longer omits the POSIX TZ string in its output.
  • zic fixes for truncation and leap second table expiration.
  • zic now follows POSIX for TZ strings using all-year DST.
  • Fix some localtime crashes and bugs in obscure cases.
  • zdump -v now outputs more-useful boundary cases.
  • tzfile.5 better matches a draft successor to RFC 8536.
  • A new file SECURITY.
  • Revert most 2021b changes to 'backward'.
  • Fix 'zic -b fat' bug in pre-1970 32-bit data.
  • Fix two Link line typos.
  • Distribute SECURITY file.

This release is intended as a bugfix release, to fix compatibility problems and typos reported since 2021b was released.

  • Fiji suspends DST for the 2021/2022 season.
  • 'zic -r' marks unspecified timestamps with "-00".
  • Palestine will fall back 10-29 (not 10-30) at 01:00.
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 17.0.2 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
17 17.0.2+8
11 11.0.14+8
8 8u321-b07
7 7u331-b06

 

Keeping the JDK up to Date

Oracle recommends that the JDK is updated with each Critical Patch Update. 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 17.0.2) be used after the next critical patch update scheduled for April 19, 2022.

 

Removed Features and Options

security-libs/java.security
 Removed Google's GlobalSign Root Certificate

The following root certificate from Google has been removed from the cacerts keystore:

+ alias name "globalsignr2ca [jdk]"
  Distinguished Name: CN=GlobalSign, O=GlobalSign, OU=GlobalSign Root CA - R2

Other Notes

install/install
 Extended Delay Before JDK Executable Installer Starts From Network Drive

On Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, there can be some slowness with the extraction of temporary installation files when launched from a mapped network drive. The installer will still work, but there can be a temporary delay.

JDK-8274002 (not public)

core-libs/java.io
 file.encoding System Property Has an Incorrect Value on Windows

The initialization of the file.encoding system property on non macOS platforms has been reverted to align with the behavior on or before JDK 11. This has been an issue especially on Windows where the system and user's locales are not the same.

core-libs/java.nio
 Zip File System Provider Throws ZipException When Entry Name Element Contains "." or ".."

The ZIP file system provider has been changed to reject existing ZIP files that contain entries with "." or ".." in name elements. ZIP files with these entries cannot be used as a file system. Invoking the java.nio.file.FileSystems.newFileSystem(...) methods throw ZipException if the ZIP file contains these entries.

core-libs/java.time
 Update Timezone Data to 2021c

IANA Time Zone Database, on which JDK's Date/Time libraries are based, has made a tweak to some time zone rules since 2021c. Note that since this update, some of the time zone rules prior to the year 1970 have been modified according to the changes which were introduced with 2021b. For more detail, refer to the announcement of 2021b

hotspot/gc
 ZGC: Fixed long Process Non-Strong References times

A bug has been fixed that could cause long "Concurrent Process Non-Strong References" times with ZGC. The bug blocked the GC from making significant progress, and caused both latency and throughput issues for the Java application.

The long times could be seen in the GC logs when running with -Xlog:gc*:

[17606.140s][info][gc,phases ] GC(719) Concurrent Process Non-Strong References 25781.928ms 

 

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 17.0.2 Bug Fixes page.