Update Release Notes

Java™ SE 7 Update 1

The full internal version number for this update release is 1.7.0_1-b08 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 7u1.

Olson Data 2011g

Java SE 7u1 contains Olson time zone data version 2011g. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software .

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java SE platform at the time of the release of Java SE 7u1 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version Java for Business Security Baseline
7 1.7.0_1
6 1.6.0_29
5.0 1.5.0_32
1.4.2 1.4.2_34

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

Mozilla Rhino JavaScript Engine

The JDK 7 release is co-bundled with the Mozilla Rhino JavaScript engine based on version 1.7R3 pre-release sources with Oracle modifications. You can download the Oracle modified Rhino sources at https://jdk.java.net/.

Blacklist Entries

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.

RMI Registry Issue

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.

Bug Fixes

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

JIT and Loop Bugs

Three bugs reported by various parties, including Apache Lucene developers, have been fixed in JDK 7 Update 1, in addition to a fourth related bug found by Oracle (7070134, 7068051, 7044738, 7077439).

Other Bug Fixes

Bug ID Category Sub-Category Synopsis
7068051  hotspot compiler2 SIGSEGV in PhaseIdealLoop::build_loop_late_post on T5440
7077439  hotspot compiler2 Possible reference through NULL in loopPrdicate.cpp:726
7073699  java_plugin misc Include 7067049  in 7u1
7068476  java_plugin plugin2 backport fix for 7066067  into 7u1
7071371  java_plugin plugin2 include 7068741  in 7u1
7075275  java_plugin plugin2 include the fix for 7072601  in 7u1