Update Release Notes

Changes in 1.6.0_06

The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_06-b02 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u6. Included in JDK 6u6 is version 10.0 of the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine.

Security Baseline

This update release specifies the following security baselines:

JRE Family Version Security Baseline
5.0 1.5.0_15
1.4.2 1.4.2_17

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


OlsonData 2007k

This release contains Olson time zone data version 2007k. For more information, refer to 6646197 or see US DST Timezone Updater.


Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are listed in the following table.

BugId Category Subcategory Description
6532373 java classes_awt xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion 'c->xlib.lock' failed.
6632169 java classes_net HttpClient and HttpsClient should not try to reverse lookup IP address of a proxy server
6648816 java classes_security REGRESSION: setting -Djava.security.debug=failure result in NPE in ACC
6650748 java classes_util_i18n (tz) Java runtime doesn't detect VET time zone correctly on Windows
6673080 java classes_util_i18n (tz) Support tzdata2008a
6676491 java sunservicetags Incorrect locale specified in the URL embedded in the register[_<locale>].html
6641731 java_deployment general The Java control panel is not showing up in the Windows Vista control panel on a AMD 64 machine
6618901 java_plugin plugin 6.0 JRE applet running on Vista limits heap to 64 MB
6648381 java_plugin plugin FontConfiguration exception preventing applets from loading
6595845 javawebstart general Java 6 JavaWebstart increases footprint by factor 2
6648395 javawebstart install JWS can't find cache file after network crash
6672868 jax-ws other Package javax.xml.ws.wsaddressing not included in make/docs/CORE_PKGS.gmk
6578538 jce classes_crypto com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE instance leak using KRB5 and LoginContext