The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_29-b11 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u29.
Java SE 6u29 contains Olson time zone data version 2011g. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software .
The security baselines for the Java SE platform at the time of the release of Java SE 6u29 are specified in the following table:
|JRE Family Version
|Java for Business Security Baseline
For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer .
Release Java SE 6u29 follows release Java SE 6u27. There is no publicly available Java SE 6u28 release. Oracle used release version 6u28 for an internal build, which was not necessary once the fixes delivered on Java SE 6u29 were released.
This update release includes the following new entries to the Blacklist:
Note: For more information, see the Blacklist Jar Feature section in the Java SE 6u14 Release Notes.
A bug in the
rmiregistry command included in this release may cause unintended exceptions to be thrown when an RMI server attempts to bind an exported object which includes codebase annotations using the "file:" URL scheme. The RMI servers most likely to be effected are those which are invoked only by RMI clients executing on the same host as the server.
RMI annotates codebase information as part of the serialized state of a remote object reference to assist RMI clients in loading the required classes and interfaces associated with the object at runtime. Exported objects which are looked up in the RMI registry and invoked by RMI clients running on hosts other than the server are usually annotated with codebase URL schemes, such as "http:" or "ftp:" and these should continue to work correctly.
As a workaround, RMI servers can set the
java.rmi.server.codebase property to use codebase URLs other than the "file:" scheme for the objects they export.
This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, please see Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update advisory.
Three bugs reported by various parties, including Apache Lucene developers, have been fixed in JDK 6 Update 29, in addition to a fourth related bug found by Oracle (7070134, 7068051, 7044738, 7077439).
|java.net.InterfaceAddress's equals method may throw NPE
|Memory leak of java.lang.ref.WeakReference objects
|Downloading of resources with redirect URL should remember final URL
|Regression: JNLP applet with file protocol failed to download
|Dragged-out applet can be closed when close browser