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Free Java Update 8

Version 8 Update 131

Release date April 18, 2017

Your system currently has an older version of Java and you are receiving this update notification because a newer version has been automatically detected.

This release addresses security concerns. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.

Please install this free Java Update by clicking on the Update button on the Java Update window.


Installing this update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run as safely and efficiently as always.


Release Highlights

  • IANA Data 2016j
    JDK 8u131 contains IANA time zone data version 2016j. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
  • Bug Fix: Introduce new window ordering model
    On the OS X platform, the AWT framework used native services to implement parent-child relationship for windows. That caused some negative visual effects especially in multi-monitor environments. See JDK-8169589
  • Bug Fix: Correction of IllegalArgumentException from TLS handshake
    A recent issue from the JDK-8173783 fix can cause issue for some TLS servers. The problem originates from an IllegalArgumentException thrown by the TLS handshaker code. Users are advised to upgrade to this release. See JDK-8173783
  • MD5 added to jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms Security property
    This JDK release introduces a new restriction on how MD5 signed JAR files are verified. If the signed JAR file uses MD5, signature verification operations will ignore the signature and treat the JAR as if it were unsigned. JDK-8171121 (not public)
  • New system property to control caching for HTTP SPNEGO connection
    A new JDK implementation specific system property to control caching for HTTP SPNEGO (Negotiate/Kerberos) connections is introduced. JDK-8170814 (not public)
  • New system property to control caching for HTTP NTLM connection
    A new JDK implementation specific system property to control caching for HTTP NTLM connection is introduced. JDK-8163520 (not public)
  • New version of VisualVM
    VisualVM 1.3.9 was released on October 4th, 2016 http://visualvm.github.io/relnotes.html and has been integrated into 8u131. See JDK-8167485

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Bug Fixes

This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory.

For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 8u131 Bug Fixes page.

Java 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 8u131) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for July 18, 2017.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u131) on August 18, 2017. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version.


Related Information

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» Detailed technical information about this release can be found in the Java 8 Release Notes.
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