JDK 8u144 Release Notes

Java SE 8u144 Bundled Patch Release (BPR) - Bug Fixes and Updates

The following sections summarize changes made in all Java SE 8u144 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 8u144 b34

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
security-libs javax.crypto com/sun/crypto/provider/Cipher/CTS/ test crashed due to unhandled case of cipher length value as 0

Changes in Java SE 8u144 b33

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8185572 hotspot compiler Enable AssumeMP by default on SPARC machines
8074544 deploy webstart webstart app fails with CouldNotLoadArgumentException when account in Japanese
deploy webstart deployJava.launchWebStartApplication() couldn't work
deploy webstart Crash in native javaws base64 code
deploy plugin Forms context lost when legacy_lifecycle=yes

Changes in Java SE 8u144 b32

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8180048 hotspot gc Interned string and symbol table leak memory during parallel unlinking
deploy webstart Reduce security dialogs when only application args change
deploy webstart WebStart cached jar verification intermittently slow in native ReadFile function

Changes in Java SE 8u144 b31

Please note that fixes from prior BPR (8u141 b32) are included in this version.

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8134389 hotspot compiler Crash in HotSpot with jvm.dll+0x42b48 ciObjectFactory::create_new_metadata
8158639 hotspot compiler C2 compilation fails with SIGSEGV

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 144 (JDK 8u144)

July 26, 2017

The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_144-b01 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u144.

IANA Data 2017b

JDK 8u144 contains IANA time zone data version 2017b. 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 8u144 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
8 1.8.0_141-b15
7 1.7.0_151-b15
6 1.6.0_161-b13

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 8u144) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for October 17, 2017.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u144) on November 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.


core-libs/java.util.jar now always returns the ZipEntry instance with a / ended entry name for directory entry

The API doc specifies "A directory entry is defined to be one whose name ends with a /". However, in previous JDK releases, entryName) may return a ZipEntry instance with an entry name that does not end with / for an existing zip directory entry when

  • the passed in argument entryName does not end with a /, and
  • there is a matching zip directory entry with name entryName + / in the zip file.

With this release, the name of the ZipEntry instance returned from always ends with / for any zip directory entry.

To revert to the previous behavior, set the system property to "false".

This change was made in order to fix a regression introduced in JDK 8u141 when verifying signed JARs that has caused some WebStart applications to fail to load.

See JDK-8184993


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-8184993 security‑libs Jar file verification failing with SecurityException: digest missing xxx