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The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_10-b18 (where "b" means "build") and the version number is 7u10.
This update release contains the following enhancements:
JDK 7u10 contains Olson time zone data version 2012i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 7u10 are specified in the following table:
|JRE Family Version||JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)|
For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.
For JDK 7u10 release, the following additional system configurations have been certified:
For more information, refer to Oracle Certified System Configurations page.
The JDK 7u10 release includes the following enhancements:
For more information, see Setting the Level of Security for the Java Client.
The JRE relies on periodic checks with an Oracle Server to determine if it (the JRE)is still considered up-to-date with all the available security fixes (above the security baseline). In the past, if the JRE was unable to contact the Oracle Server, it continued to behave as though it is still the most recent version with regard to security, for an indefinite period.
To avoid this problem, a secondary mechanism, that does not rely on external communication, has been added to the JDK 7u10. From this release onwards, all JREs will contain a hard-coded expiration date. The expiration date is calculated to end after the scheduled release of the next Critical Patch Update.
This means that JREs that are unable to contact Oracle Servers for an extended period of time, will now start offering additional protection after a reasonable period, and will not continue to behave as if they were still up-to-date with security fixes.
The following are some of the notable bug fixes included in JDK 7u10.
Area: java command
Description: Wildcard expansion for single entry classpath does not work on Windows platforms.
The Java command and Setting the classpath documents describe how the wildcard character (*) can be used in a classpath element to expand into a list of the .jar files in the associated directory, separated by the classpath separator (;).
This wildcard expansion does not work in a Windows command shell for a single element classpath due to the Microsoft bug described in Wildcard Handling is Broken.
On Windows, wildcard expansion will be supported only for
-classpath options and application arguments.
For a list of other bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u10 Bug Fixes page.
Jnlp shortcuts do not run after upgrading to 7u10 on Mac OS_X platform.
Jnlp shortcuts that are created prior to JRE 7u10 upgrade, and not run after upgrading to JRE 7u10, will not run if JRE has subsequently been disabled.
The workaround is to enable the JRE, run the
jnlp shortcuts and then disable the JRE.
Synopsis: System level disable switch does not work on Mac OS_X (10.8) platform.
On some systems running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8), applying system level switch from the Java Control Panel to enable or disable Java does not work even though the correct credentials have been provided.
The workaround is to delete the file
/Library/Application Support/Oracle/Java/Info.plist and then re-install the JRE.
Synopsis: Regression - when JDK 7u2 is installed after JDK 7u10, applets do not work in Internet Explorer.
As a workaround, uninstall JDK 7u10 and re-install it.
Synopsis: Enabled Plug-in option status is not updated in Java control panel on Windows platform.
Due to a bug in JDK 7u10 on Windows, after the user disabled Java and re-enabled it from Java Control Panel's
Enable Java Content in Browser check box, the Java Plug-in registered for Internet Explorer will become the old Plug-in.
In order to re-enable the default (new) plug-in, please check the check box named
Enable the next generation Java Plug-in, in Java Control Panel's Advanced tab.