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July 20, 2021
The full version string for this update release is 8u301-b09 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u301.
JDK 8u301 contains IANA time zone data 2021a.
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 8u301 are specified in the following table:
|JRE Family Version||JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)|
Oracle recommends that the JDK is updated with each Critical Patch Update. In order to determine if a release is the latest, the Security Baseline page can be used to determine which is the latest version for each release family.
Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It is not recommended that this JDK (version 8u301) be used after the next critical patch update scheduled for October 19, 2021.
For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u301) on 2021-11-19. 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 23.1.2 JRE Expiration Date in the Java Platform, Standard Edition Deployment Guide.
The support for the Kerberos MSSFU extensions  is now extended to cross-realm environments.
By leveraging the Kerberos cross-realm referrals enhancement introduced in the context of JDK-8215032, the 'S4U2Self' and 'S4U2Proxy' extensions may be used to impersonate user and service principals located on different realms.
New system and security properties have been added to enable users to customize the generation of PKCS #12 keystores. This includes algorithms and parameters for key protection, certificate protection, and MacData. The detailed explanation and possible values for these properties can be found in the "PKCS12 KeyStore properties" section of the
Also, support for the following SHA-2 based HmacPBE algorithms has been added to the SunJCE provider: HmacPBESHA224, HmacPBESHA256, HmacPBESHA384, HmacPBESHA512, HmacPBESHA512/224, HmacPBESHA512/256
The following root certificates with weak 1024-bit RSA public keys have been removed from the
+ alias name "thawtepremiumserverca [jdk]" Distinguished Name: EMAILADDRESSfirstname.lastname@example.org, CN=Thawte Premium Server CA, OU=Certification Services Division, O=Thawte Consulting cc, L=Cape Town, ST=Western Cape, C=ZA + alias name "verisignclass2g2ca [jdk]" Distinguished Name: OU=VeriSign Trust Network, OU="(c) 1998 VeriSign, Inc. - For authorized use only", OU=Class 2 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US + alias name "verisignclass3ca [jdk]" Distinguished Name: OU=Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US + alias name "verisignclass3g2ca [jdk]" Distinguished Name: OU=VeriSign Trust Network, OU="(c) 1998 VeriSign, Inc. - For authorized use only", OU=Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US + alias name "verisigntsaca [jdk]" Distinguished Name: CN=Thawte Timestamping CA, OU=Thawte Certification, O=Thawte, L=Durbanville, ST=Western Cape, C=ZA + alias name "gtecybertrustglobalca [jdk]" Distinguished Name:CN=GTE CyberTrust Global Root, OU="GTE CyberTrust Solutions, Inc.", O=GTE Corporation, C=US
The following root certificate has been removed from the cacerts truststore:
+ Telia Company + soneraclass2ca DN: CN=Sonera Class2 CA, O=Sonera, C=FI
The following capabilities have been removed from the list of what OracleJDK/OracleJRE RPMs provide:
java-fonts. This clean-up of the list resolves existing and potential conflicts with modular RPMs.
There are other rpms providing these capabilities, so there should be no impact on packages that depend on them. Package managers can use other RPMs to satisfy the dependencies provided by the OracleJDK/OracleJRE RPMs before this change.
The default encryption algorithms used in a PKCS #12 keystore have been updated. The new algorithms are based on AES-256 and SHA-256 and are stronger than the old algorithms that were based on RC2, DESede, and SHA-1. See the security properties starting with
keystore.pkcs12 in the
java.security file for detailed information.
For compatibility, a new system property named
keystore.pkcs12.legacy is defined that will revert the algorithms to use the older, weaker algorithms. There is no value defined for this property.
Certain TLS ALPN values couldn't be properly read or written by the SunJSSE provider. This is due to the choice of Strings as the API interface and the undocumented internal use of the UTF-8 character set which converts characters larger than U+00007F (7-bit ASCII) into multi-byte arrays that may not be expected by a peer.
SunJSSE now encodes/decodes String characters as 8-bit ISO_8859_1/LATIN-1 characters. This means applications that used characters above U+000007F that were previously encoded using UTF-8 may need to either be modified to perform the UTF-8 conversion, or set the Java security property
jdk.tls.alpnCharset to "UTF-8" revert the behavior.
See the updated guide at https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/jsse/alpn.html for more information.
Client-side FTP support in the Java platform is available through the FTP URL stream protocol handler, henceforth referred to as the FTP Client.
The following system property has been added for validation of server addresses in
FTP passive mode.
In this release, the FTP Client has been enhanced to reject an address sent by a server, in response to a
PASV command from the FTP Client, when that address differs from the address which the FTP Client initially connected.
To revert to the prior behavior, the
jdk.net.ftp.trustPasvAddress system property can be set to
true. The affect of setting this property is that the FTP Client accepts and uses the address value returned in reply to a
This release also 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 8u301 Bug Fixes page.