Update Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 7, Update 9 (JDK 7u9)

The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_09-b05 (where "b" means "build") and the version number is 7u9.

Olson Data 2012c

JDK 7u9 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 7u9 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
7 1.7.0_09
6 1.6.0_37
5.0 1.5.0_38
1.4.2 1.4.2_40

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

Blacklist Entries

This update release includes the following new entries to the Blacklist:

Note: For more information, see Blacklist Jar Feature documentation.

Bug Fixes

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

The following table lists some of the notable bug fixes included in this release:

Bug ID Category Sub_Category Description
7175616 java classes_util_i18n Porting fix for TimeZone from JDK 8 back to JDK 7
7195931 jce pkcs11_csp UnsatisfiedLinkError on PKCS11.C_GetOperationState while using NSS from jre7u6 +
7187983 java classes_security XML Signature DOM implementation should not use instanceof to determine type of Node
7195301 java_deployment update [macosx] Unchecking the Check for Updates Automatically checkbox in the JCP prevents Manual Update

Known Issues

Area: deploy/webstart
Synopsis: Regression - Issue in parsing jvm args for Java Web Start relaunch on Unix platforms.

Some combinations of java-vm-args and <property> elements in a jnlp file may cause some properties to be set incorrectly when Java Web Start is forced to relaunch. The problem is applicable to Solaris and Linux platforms.

In some cases, adding dummy property elements to the jnlp file may help prevent the problem.