7u95 Update Release Notes

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Java™ SE Development Kit 7, Update 95 (JDK 7u95)

The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_95-b14 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 7u95.

This update release contains several enhancements and changes including the following: 

IANA Data 2015g

JDK 7u95 contains IANA time zone data version 2015g. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 7u95 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline
(Full Version String)
7 1.7.0_95
6 1.6.0_111

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

JRE Expiration Date

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 7u95) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for April 19, 2016.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 7u95) on May 19, 2016. 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.

New Features and Changes

The following are some of the notable new features and changes in this release:
 

*MD5 now disabled for X509 Certificate validating*
MD5 must not be used for digital signatures where collision resistance is required. To prevent the use of X.509 certificates that include an MD5-based digital signature algorithm, MD5 has been added to the jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms security property. Applications should upgrade or replace certificates that include an MD5-based digital signature.

Reversing this change is possible by removing MD5 from the jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms security property in the java.security file. This is not recommended.

JDK-8141287 (not public)

jdk.tls.client.protocols system property added to JDK 7
The jdk.tls.client.protocols system property is now available with the release of JDK 7u95. This property was originally introduced in JDK 8 and behaves in the same way. See JSSE User Guide

See JDK-8076369.

Bug Fixes

This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory. For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u95 Bug Fixes page. The following are some of the notable bug fixes included in this release:

Running jps as root does not show all information
After the fix of JDK-8050807 (fixed in 8u31, 7u75 and 6u91), running jps as root did not show all the information from Java processes started by other users on some systems. This has now been fixed.

See JDK-8075773.

JFR reports abnormally high machine CPU consumption on Linux
On Linux kernels 2.6 and later, the JDK would include time spent waiting for IO completion as "CPU usage". During periods of heavy IO activity, this could result in misleadingly high values reported as CPU consumption in various tools like Flight Recorder and performance counters. This issue has been resolved.

See JDK-8133527.

Correction to end time checking for native TGT
The end times for native TGTs (ticket-granting tickets) are now compared with UTC time stamps.

See JDK-8078495.