JDK 6 Update 7 has been released. The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_07-b06 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u7. Included in JDK 6u7 is version 10.0 of the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine.
This update release specifies the following security baselines:
|JRE Family Version||Security Baseline|
For more information about the security baseline, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer .
Java VisualVM is provided as part of this update release. Java VisualVM is a tool with a visual interface for viewing detailed information about Java applications while they are running on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and for troubleshooting and profiling these applications. Various optional tools, including Java VisualVM, are provided with Sun's distribution of the Java Development Kit (JDK) for retrieving different types of data about running JVM software instances. Java VisualVM federates these tools to obtain data from the JVM software, then re-organizes and presents the information graphically enabling you to view different data about multiple Java applications uniformly, whether they are running locally or on remote machines. Furthermore, developers can extend Java VisualVM to add new functionality by creating and posting plugins to the tool's built-in update center.
This release contains fixes for one or more security vulnerabilities. For more information, please see Sun Alerts 238687, 238628, 238965, 238966, 238967, 238968, and 238905.
Other bug fixes are listed in the following table.
|6511756||hotspot||jvmpi||forte_is_valid_method() should call CollectedHeap::is_in_reserved() rather than is_in()|
|6671051||java||classes_lang||(process) Runtime.exec() hangs if signalled during fork/exec|
|6652375||java||classes_security||Add replacement GlobalSign Root CA to JDK|
|6696605||java||classes_security||Add Secom root certificates to the JDK|
|6656050||java||classes_security||Add AOL Root CA #2 to JDK|
|6679340||java||classes_util_i18n||(tz) Support tzdata2008b|
|6685178||java||monitoring||REGRESSION: NPE in ConnectorBootstrap when Agent.getManagementProperties() returns null.|
|6643315||java||sunservicetags||Product Registration Info button in the Windows JDK installer should use default browser|
|6656520||java_plugin||misc||Loading cacerts file from running JRE directory (JRE 1.4.2)|
|6567254||java_plugin||ns6||Stack stomp in CSecureJNIEnv|
|6674757||java_plugin||plugin||Firefox hang upon first applet launch with Windows OEM builds of Java|
|6709297||javawebstart||other||Wonderland does not install via webstart with 6u10 b21 or later|
|6620632||jaxp||stax||DTD event is missing entity and notation information|