Java SE 8u141 Advanced and Java SE 8u141 Support Release Notes

Java SE 8u141 Release Notes

The Java SE 8u141 Advanced Platform, available for Java SE Subscription customers, is based on the current Java SE 8u141 release. This release is also available for legacy Java SE Suite, Java SE Advanced, and Java SE Support and when directed by support to be used as part of another Oracle product.

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Java SE 8u141 Bundled Patch Release (BPR) - Bug Fixes and Updates

The following sections summarize changes made in all Java SE 8u141 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 8u141 b32

Please note that fixes from prior BPR (8u131 b34) are included in this version.

Known Issues


JAR file validation changes

After upgrading to the JDK July CPU release (8u141/7u151/6u161), when executing Java Webstart applications, customers may encounter an exception like

“java.lang.SecurityException: digest missing for …” that prevents the application from loading.

The issue is observed in signed JAR files whose manifest contains package version information[1] and does not have a trailing "/" in the name of the package (e.g.: Name: org/apache/xml/resolver). While we work towards resolving this issue, in the interim, users can work-around the issue as follows:

NOTE: We recommend use of this workaround only if the distributor of the JAR files can "re-sign" the JAR files.

  1. Extract the contents of the signed JAR file (e.g.: jar xf jar-file ).
  2. Modify META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file and add a trailing “/” to the name of the package ( e.g.: Name: org/apache/xml/resolver/).
  3. Remove the current signature files ( e.g.: rm -f META-INF/*.SF META-INF/*.RSA META-INF/*.DSA ).
  4. Recreate the JAR file ( e,g.: jar cfm jar-file META-INF/MANIFEST.MF input-file(s) ).
  5. NOTE: You must use the jar utility. Other jar creation tools might re-introduce the issue.

  6. Re-sign the JAR file.


See JDK-8184993

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8164410 deploy plugin JRE 6u121 causes applet to fail with: Reset deny session certificate store
hotspot compiler Kitchensink fails: assert(nm->insts_contains(original_pc)) failed: original PC must be in nmethod/CompiledMethod
core-libs Java 8u121 on Linux intermittently returns null for MAC address