Java SE 8u172 Advanced and Java SE 8u172 Support Release Notes

Java SE 8u172 Release Notes

The Java SE 8u172 Advanced Platform, available for Java SE Subscription customers, is based on the current Java SE 8u172 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 8u172 Bundled Patch Release (BPR) - Bug Fixes and Updates

The following sections summarize changes made in all Java SE 8u172 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 8u172 b37

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8189161 (Confidential) deploy deployment_toolkit JWS: Method required to clean up all running instances by jnlp.sis.sessionid
8189098 (Confidential) deploy webstart JWS: Request for a method to limit the number of JVMs running on the client

Changes in Java SE 8u172 b35

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8200359 core-libs java.time (tz) Upgrade time-zone data to tzdata2018d
8196491 xml jax-ws Newlines in JAXB string values of SOAP-requests are escaped to " "
8164480 hotspot compiler Crash with assert(handler_address == SharedRuntime::compute_compiled_exc_handler(..) failed: Must be the same
8194690 deploy webstart JRE bundled in App-V package will not start Java Web Start applications
8199304 deploy webstart javaws.exe failed to launch UTF-8 encoded JNLP file
8196011 javafx web Intermittent crash when using WebView from JFXPanel applications

Changes in Java SE 8u172 b31

Please note that fixes from prior BPR (8u162 b37) are included in this version.

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8198794 hotspot runtime Hotspot crash on Cassandra 3.11.1 startup with libnuma 2.0.3
8197518 security-libs org.ietf.jgss Kerberos krb5 authentication: AuthList's put method leads to performance issue
8199406 hotspot gc Performance drop with Java JDK 1.8.0_162-b32