7u79 Update Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 7, Update 7 (JDK 7u7)

The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_07-b10 (where "b" means "build") except for Windows on which it is 1.7.0_07-b11 and the version number is 7u7.

JDK Demos and Samples remain the same as in JDK 7u6

The vulnerabilities addressed by this security release do not affect the demos and samples code. Therefore there is no need to update Demos and Samples as long as the JDK itself is updated to version 7u7.

JDK for Linux on ARM

The JDK for Linux on ARM is not covered by this security alert and therefore 7u6 remains as the latest JDK version available for Linux on ARM.

Incorrect “ea” substring in JavaFX version for Mac and Linux

The JavaFX version included with the Mac and Linux bundles is incorrectly labeled as JavaFX 2.2.1-ea-b02. This JavaFX release, although labeled as “ea”, is a fully supported GA release.

Olson Data 2012c

JDK 7u7 contains Olson time zone data version 2012c. 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 7u7 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
7 1.7.0_07
6 1.6.0_35
5.0 1.5.0_36
1.4.2 1.4.2_38

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

Bug Fixes

This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-4681.