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JDK 8u112 Release Notes

Java SE 8u112 Bundled Patch Release (BPR) - Bug Fixes and Updates

The following sections summarize changes made in all Java SE 8u112 BPRs. Bug fixes and any other changes are listed below in date order, most current BPR first. Note that bug fixes in previous BPR are also included in the current BPR.

To determine the version of your JDK software, use the following command:

java -version

Changes in Java SE 8u112 b32

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8157548 hotspot runtime JVM crashes sometimes while starting
8169191 core-libs java.time (tz) Support tzdata2016i

Changes in Java SE 8u112 b31

Please note that fixes from the prior BPR (8u102 b35) are included in this version.

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8166591 client-libs javax.swing [macos 10.12] Trackpad scrolling of text on macOS 10.12 Sierra is very fast (Trackpad, Retina only)
8166875 core-libs java.time (tz) Support tzdata2016g
hotspot jfr VM fails to start on Windows with enabled JFR

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 112 (JDK 8u112)

October 18, 2016

The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_112-b15 (b16 for OS X) (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u112.

IANA Data 2016f

JDK 8u112 contains IANA time zone data version 2016f. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
See JDK-8159684

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 8u112 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
8 1.8.0_111-b14
7 1.7.0_121-b15
6 1.6.0_131-b14

JRE Expiration Date

The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 8u112) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for January 17, 2017.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u112) on February 17, 2017. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), the JRE will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. For more information, see JRE Expiration Date.


SunPKCS11 Provider no longer offering SecureRandom by default
SecureRandom.PKCS11 from the SunPKCS11 Provider is disabled by default on Solaris because the native PKCS11 implementation has poor performance and is not recommended. If your application requires SecureRandom.PKCS11, you can re-enable it by removing "SecureRandom" from the disabledMechanisms list in conf/security/sunpkcs11-solaris.cfg

Performance improvements have also been made in the java.security.SecureRandom class. Improvements in the JDK implementation have allowed for synchronization to be removed from the java.security.SecureRandom.nextBytes(byte[] bytes) method.
See JDK-8098581

Known Issues

JVM throws NullPointerExceptions on macOS Sierra 10.12
On macOS Sierra 10.12, if a user presses modifier keys (such as Command, Shift, or Alt) while an applet is running in a browser, an error box named “Internal Error” might be displayed. It will also show the “exec” icon in the macOS dock. The user can dismiss the applet, or try to rerun the applet while not pressing a modifier key. To fix this problem, users can install JRE 8u112.
See JDK-8165867.


Bug Fixes

This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory.

# BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
1 JDK-6477756 client-libs 2d GraphicsDevice.getConfigurations() is slow taking 3 or more seconds
2 JDK-7172749 client-libs 2d Xrender: Class cast exception in 2D code running an AWT regression test
3 JDK-8028486 client-libs 2d java/awt/Window/WindowsLeak/WindowsLeak.java fails
4 JDK-8078382 client-libs 2d Wrong glyph is displayed for a derived font
5 JDK-8133309 client-libs 2d [win10] Some unicode characters do not display any more after upgrading to Windows 10
6 JDK-8144703 client-libs 2d ClassCastException: sun.font.CompositeFont cannot be cast to PhysicalFont
7 JDK-8158495 client-libs 2d CCE: sun.java2d.NullSurfaceData cannot be cast to sun.java2d.opengl.OGLSurfaceData
8 JDK-8158178 client-libs java.awt java.awt.SplashScreen.getSize() returns incorrect size for high dpi splash screens
9 JDK-8154816 client-libs java.awt:i18n Caps Lock doesn't work as expected when using Pinyin Simplified input method
10 JDK-8145984 client-libs javax.accessibility [macosx] sun.lwawt.macosx.CAccessible leaks
11 JDK-8153149 client-libs javax.accessibility Uninitialised memory in WinAccessBridge.cpp:1128
12 JDK-8154069 client-libs javax.accessibility Jaws reads wrong values from comboboxes when no element is selected
13 JDK-8057791 client-libs javax.swing Selection in JList is drawn with wrong colors in Nimbus L&F
14 JDK-8078268 client-libs javax.swing javax.swing.text.html.parser.Parser parseScript incorrectly optimized
15 JDK-8136998 client-libs javax.swing JComboBox prevents wheel mouse scrolling of JScrollPane
16 JDK-8157838 client-libs javax.swing Personalized Windows Font Size is not taken into account in Java8u102
17 JDK-8158734 client-libs javax.swing JEditorPane.createEditorKitForContentType throws NPE after 6882559
18 JDK-8147585 core-libs java.lang Annotations with lambda expressions has parameter result in wrong behavior.
19 JDK-8155106 core-libs java.lang.invoke MHs.Lookup.findConstructor returns handles for array classes
20 JDK-8153192 core-libs java.nio (se) Selector.select(long) uses wrong timeout after EINTR (lnx)
21 JDK-8141148 core-libs javax.naming LDAP "follow" throws ClassCastException with Java 8
22 JDK-8158802 core-libs javax.naming com.sun.jndi.ldap.SimpleClientId produces wrong hash code
23 JDK-8159822 core-libs javax.naming Non‑synchronized access to shared members of com.sun.jndi.ldap.pool.Pool
24 JDK-8150219 core-libs javax.script ReferenceError in 1.8.0_72
25 JDK-8130127 core-libs jdk.nashorn streamline input parameter of Nashorn scripting $EXEC function
26 JDK-8130317 core-libs jdk.nashorn "ant test" fails to complete on Windows when run under cygwin shell
27 JDK-8137240 core-libs jdk.nashorn Negative lookahead in RegEx breaks backreference
28 JDK-8141541 core-libs jdk.nashorn Simplify Nashorn's Context class loader handling
29 JDK-8143642 core-libs jdk.nashorn Nashorn shebang argument handling is broken
30 JDK-8144160 core-libs jdk.nashorn Regression: two tests fail on Windows with "ant test" target
31 JDK-8144221 core-libs jdk.nashorn fix Nashorn shebang argument handling on Mac/Linux
32 JDK-8148140 core-libs jdk.nashorn arguments are handled differently in apply for JS functions and AbstractJSObjects
33 JDK-8156714 core-libs jdk.nashorn Parsing issue with automatic semicolon insertion
34 JDK-8156896 core-libs jdk.nashorn Script stack trace should display function names
35 JDK-8157160 core-libs jdk.nashorn JSON.stringify does not work on ScriptObjectMirror objects
36 JDK-8157680 core-libs jdk.nashorn Callback parameter of any JS builtin implementation should accept any Callable
37 JDK-8157819 core-libs jdk.nashorn TypeError when a java.util.Comparator object is invoked as a function
38 JDK-8158467 core-libs jdk.nashorn AccessControlException is thrown on public Java class access if "script app loader" is set to null
39 JDK-8154144 core-svc   Tests in com/sun/jdi fails intermittently with "jdb input stream closed prematurely"
40 JDK-8049226 core-svc debugger com/sun/jdi/OptionTest.java test times out again
41 JDK-8029309 deploy   [macosx] Java Control Panel unable to perform tasks requiring admin privileges
42 JDK-8165867 deploy   [macos] JVM continuously throw a NullPointerException on new MacOS 10.12
43 JDK-8155835 deploy javafx FXUIToolkit.showFileChooser() fails when jre is below 7u21
44 JDK-8155837 deploy javafx FXUIToolkit.showSandboxSecurityDialog fails when running jre below 7u21
45 JDK-8155849 deploy javafx FXUIToolkit.showMessageDialog() fails when running jre below 7u55
46 JDK-8081847 deploy webstart Add a URL scheme handler to reliably launch .jnlp files - Mac registration part
47 JDK-8136844 deploy webstart Change JavawsLauncher.app to use NSTask or execv
48 JDK-8144348 deploy webstart Desktop shortcut is not updated after JNLP is changed in deployment cache
49 JDK-8157337 deploy webstart Allow always checkbox in security dialog when jnlp location is unknown
50 JDK-8157785 deploy webstart Signed JWS application unexpectedly asks for permission to open a socket
51 JDK-8063086 hotspot compiler Math.pow yields different results upon repeated calls
52 JDK-8130309 hotspot compiler Need to bailout cleanly if creation of stubs fails when codecache is out of space
53 JDK-8154831 hotspot compiler CastII/ConvI2L for a range check is prematurely eliminated
54 JDK-8158260 hotspot compiler PPC64: unaligned Unsafe.getInt can lead to the generation of illegal instructions
55 JDK-8159244 hotspot compiler Partially initialized string object created by C2's string concat optimization may escape
56 JDK-8017629 hotspot gc G1: UseSHM in combination with a G1HeapRegionSize > os::large_page_size() falls back to use small pages
57 JDK-8054326 hotspot gc Confusing message in "Current rem set statistics"
58 JDK-8077276 hotspot gc allocating heap with UseLargePages and HugeTLBFS may trash existing memory mappings (linux)
59 JDK-8158871 hotspot gc Long response times with G1 and StringDeduplication
60 JDK-8154722 hotspot gc Test gc/ergonomics/TestDynamicNumberOfGCThreads.java fails
61 JDK-8147451 hotspot jvmti Crash in Method::checked_resolve_jmethod_id(_jmethodID*)
62 JDK-8161144 hotspot jvmti Fix for JDK‑8147451 failed: Crash in Method::checked_resolve_jmethod_id(_jmethodID*)
63 JDK-8036630 hotspot runtime Null ProtectionDomain in JVM can cause NPE because principals field is not initialized to an empty array
64 JDK-8042660 hotspot runtime vm/mlvm/anonloader/stress/byteMutation failed with: assert(index >=0 && index < _length) failed: symbol index overflow
65 JDK-8135322 hotspot runtime ConstantPool::release_C_heap_structures not run in some circumstances
66 JDK-8147026 hotspot runtime Convert an assert in ClassLoaderData to a guarantee
67 JDK-8154210 hotspot runtime Zero: Better byte behaviour
68 JDK-8158373 hotspot runtime SIGSEGV: Metadata::mark_on_stack
69 JDK-8160201 infrastructure release_eng 8u112 template file need to be updated
70 JDK-8148167 install install jdk 8u71 fails to install with no error message
71 JDK-8156895 install install ent msi does not have double‑click support
72 JDK-8161053 javafx application‑lifecycle Passing objects between JavaScript (JavaFX / WebKit) and Java causes a memory leak
73 JDK-8134655 javafx base SortedList wrapping a FilteredList causes AIOOBE
74 JDK-8144501 javafx controls TreeTableView's selectedItems reports include null items.
75 JDK-8157398 javafx controls [TreeTableView] graphic property of TreeItem is still visible after collapsing tree
76 JDK-8161449 javafx controls Enhance CustomColorDialog to have flexibility to hide 'Opacity', 'Use' and 'Save' Button
77 JDK-8145516 javafx graphics Scene content shows too large on Retina display, when a regular screen attached
78 JDK-8150076 javafx graphics Print jobs do not finish when using a page range
79 JDK-8150181 javafx graphics javafx print jobs take 60 times longer than javax.print
80 JDK-8152423 javafx graphics Generated temp files (+JXF...temp) for custom fonts not deleted on exit.
81 JDK-8155692 javafx graphics changes to compile under Visual Studio 14.0
82 JDK-8155903 javafx graphics Crash while running imported/w3c/canvas/2d.gradient.interpolate.overlap2.html
83 JDK-8156094 javafx graphics ContextMenu shown at wrong position on Windows10 with Extended Screen
84 JDK-8158688 javafx graphics Revert fix for JDK‑8150181 to push it with the correct commit message
85 JDK-8159860 javafx graphics JavaFX Path drawing appears to leak native memory
86 JDK-8089563 javafx web Javascript Timing Events stop work on system clock changes at past
87 JDK-8130727 javafx web WebView Tooltip position no longer changes in 8u60
88 JDK-8146211 javafx web WebView can't alert from a timer
89 JDK-8149045 javafx web Debug build is not working after new WebKit upgrade
90 JDK-8150800 javafx web NullPointer exception in WebView
91 JDK-8152393 javafx web SQL Server Reporting Services in WebViews shows 401
92 JDK-8152420 javafx web [WebView] Icon font doesn't work if single page application will be loaded from jar
93 JDK-8154127 javafx web Need to document that JavaScript to Java bindings use weak references
94 JDK-8156698 javafx web Update to newer version of WebKit
95 JDK-8157145 javafx web DRT crash at fast/css‑generated‑content/initial‑letter‑basic.html
96 JDK-8157384 javafx web Update java‑wrappers for WebKit generated classes following WebKit update
97 JDK-8157559 javafx web Linux: Javascript Timing Events stop work on system clock changes at past
98 JDK-8158056 javafx web Linux: libjfxwebkit.so has hard‑coded path
99 JDK-8158926 javafx web Char value is set as integer, not as character
100 JDK-8159549 javafx web Add timestamp to WebView Keyboard Event
101 JDK-8159614 javafx web Can't get file size with javascript
102 JDK-8159868 javafx web the JVM for our Swing application crashes, once we login into our application server
103 JDK-8160260 javafx web WebView cannot render CSS background image with SVG data
104 JDK-8160326 javafx web Char value is returned as integer, not as character
105 JDK-8160388 javafx web Test Case Failure in CallBackTest
106 JDK-8160400 javafx web WebView can't alert from a timer
107 JDK-8160563 javafx web jvm crash at javafx com.sun.webkit.WebPage.twkPrePaint (GFlag + Heap verification)
108 JDK-8160757 javafx web Implement overridePreference() for DRT framework
109 JDK-8160769 javafx web [WebView] Unable to tile SVG image using css background property
110 JDK-8160837 javafx web WebEngine doesn't handle html5 color picker
111 JDK-8161137 javafx web Assertion fails with https://html‑online.com/editor/
112 JDK-8161258 javafx web [Win] Timer functionality is broken after JDK‑8089563
113 JDK-8161405 javafx web [OS X] Compilation Issue in WebPage.cpp
114 JDK-8161699 javafx web Fix compilation warnings in WebCore and JavaScriptCore
115 JDK-8161724 javafx web EOFException in GZIPInputStream.readUByte while browsing
116 JDK-8162949 javafx web [WebView] WebView can't display social network icons on wellsfargo.com
117 JDK-8162977 javafx web General sibling selector is broken for selected input boxes in WebView
118 JDK-8162979 javafx web Website weibo.com cannot be loaded
119 JDK-8163582 javafx web JavaFX browser can get stuck in an infinite loop when calling path.getTotalLength()
120 JDK-8164076 javafx web [Windows] JavaFX crash in WebPage.twkOpen in 8u112 when closing WebView while debugging
121 JDK-8165853 javafx web Loading "https://www.windyty.com" with JavaFX WebView crashes JVM.
122 JDK-8146975 other-libs corba NullPointerException in IIOPInputStream.inputClassFields
123 JDK-8085903 security-libs java.security New fix for memory leak in ProtectionDomain cache
124 JDK-8098581 security-libs java.security SecureRandom.nextBytes() hurts performance with small size requests
125 JDK-8147969 security-libs java.security Print size of DH keysize when errors are encountered
126 JDK-8154009 security-libs java.security Some methods of java.security.Security require more permissions, than necessary
127 JDK-8160267 security-libs javax.crypto Ucrypto config file cannot be read when ‑Dfile.encoding=UTF‑16 is set
128 JDK-8160723 security-libs javax.crypto Improve jurisdiction policy file signing exception
129 JDK-8134232 security-libs javax.crypto:pkcs11 KeyStore.load() throws an IOException with a wrong cause in case of wrong password
130 JDK-8158873 security-libs javax.crypto:pkcs11 LoadKeystore.java test is failing
131 JDK-8133070 security-libs javax.net.ssl Hot lock on BulkCipher.isAvailable
132 JDK-8158111 security-libs javax.net.ssl Make handling of 3rd party providers more stable
133 JDK-8158059 security-libs javax.security The fix for 8050402 was partially committed
134 JDK-8022582 security-libs org.ietf.jgss:krb5 Relax response flags checking in sun.security.krb5.KrbKdcRep.check.
135 JDK-8160518 security-libs org.ietf.jgss:krb5 Semicolon is not recognized as comment starting character (Kerberos)
136 JDK-8067964 tools   Native2ascii doesn't close one of the streams it opens
137 JDK-8129740 tools javac Incorrect class file created when passing lambda in inner class constructor
138 JDK-8143640 tools launcher Showing incorrect result while passing specific argument in the Java launcher tools
139 JDK-8153781 xml jaxp Issue in XMLScanner: EXPECTED_SQUARE_BRACKET_TO_CLOSE_INTERNAL_SUBSET when skipping large DOCTYPE section with CRLF at wrong place