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January 16, 2018
The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_162-b12 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u162.
JDK 8u162 contains IANA time zone data version 2017c. 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 8u162 are specified in the following table:
|JRE Family Version||JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)|
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 8u162) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for April 17, 2018.
For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u162) on May 17, 2018. 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.
RMI Registry Filter Allows Binding Arrays of Any Type
The RMI Registry built-in serial filter has been modified to check only the array size and not the component type. The maximum array size has been increased to 1,000,000. The override filter can be used to decrease the limit. Array sizes greater than the maxarray limit will be rejected. Sizes less than the maxarray limit will be allowed.
java.security file contains more information about the
sun.rmi.registry.registryFilter property and the
conf/security/java.security configuration file has been updated to better describe the default behavior and how to override it.
This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update. For a more complete list of the bug fixes included in this release, see the JDK 8u162 Bug Fixes page.