RELEASE NOTES: JDK 8u144

Notes generated: Mon Nov 08 19:33:56 CET 2021

JEPs

None.

RELEASE NOTES

security-libs/java.security

Issue Description
JDK-8184993

java.util.zip.ZipFile.getEntry() now always returns the ZipEntry instance with a '/' ended entry name for directory entry


The java.util.zip.ZipEntry API doc specifies "A directory entry is defined to be one whose name ends with a '/'". However, in previous JDK releases java.util.zip.ZipFile.getEntry(String entryName) may return a ZipEntry instance with an entry name that does not end with '/' for an existing zip directory entry when:

  • the passed in argument entryName does not end with a '/', and
  • there is a matching zip directory entry with name entryName + '/' in the zip file.

With this release, the name of the ZipEntry instance returned from java.util.zip.ZipFile.getEntry() always ends with '/' for any zip directory entry.

To revert to the previous behavior, set the system property jdk.util.zip.ensureTrailingSlash to "false".

This change was made in order to fix a regression introduced in JDK 8u141 when verifying signed JARs and has caused some WebStart applications to fail to load. See JDK-8184993 for more information.


FIXED ISSUES

core-libs/java.net

Priority Bug Summary
P3 JDK-8184328 JDK 8u131 socketRead0 hang at SSL read

deploy/webstart

Priority Bug Summary
P3 JDK-8074544 webstart app fails with CouldNotLoadArgumentException when account in Japanese

hotspot/compiler

Priority Bug Summary
P2 JDK-8158639 C2 compilation fails with SIGSEGV
P2 JDK-8134389 Crash in HotSpot with jvm.dll+0x42b48 ciObjectFactory::create_new_metadata
P4 JDK-8185572 Enable AssumeMP by default on SPARC machines

hotspot/gc

Priority Bug Summary
P1 JDK-8180048 Interned string and symbol table leak memory during parallel unlinking

security-libs/java.security

Priority Bug Summary
P2 JDK-8184993 Jar file verification failing with SecurityException: digest missing xxx