WARNING: These older versions of the JRE and JDK are provided to help developers debug issues in older systems. They are not updated with the latest security patches and are not recommended for use in production.
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 7u75) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for April 14, 2015.
For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 7u75) on May 14, 2015. 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.
Starting with JDK 7u75 release, the SSLv3 protocol (Secure Socket Layer) has been deactivated and is not available by default. See the java.security.Security property jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms in /lib/security/java.security file.
If SSLv3 is absolutely required, the protocol can be reactivated by removing "SSLv3" from the jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms property in the java.security file or by dynamically setting this Security property to "true" before JSSE is initialized.
This is yet another way to access JDK sources. It has a number of advantages over the jar files we provide for the source shapshots. Some of them are: all the JDK7 snapshots will be available there (only a few last snapshots are available as JAR files). With subversion one can get subset of the workspace (one gets whole workspace in a JAR file). Workspace update is as simple as svn update. The repository is browsable. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical securityimpact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which givedetailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from theCVE links in the References section.
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Oracle Java RuntimeEnvironment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. Furtherinformation about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Java SE CriticalPatch Update Advisory page, listed in the References section.(CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-6585, CVE-2014-6587, CVE-2014-6591, CVE-2014-6593,CVE-2014-6601, CVE-2015-0383, CVE-2015-0395, CVE-2015-0403, CVE-2015-0406,CVE-2015-0407, CVE-2015-0408, CVE-2015-0410, CVE-2015-0412, CVE-2015-0413)
Note: With this update, the Oracle Java SE now disables the SSL 3.0protocol to address the CVE-2014-3566 issue (also known as POODLE). Referto the Red Hat Bugzilla bug linked to in the References section forinstructions on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support if needed.
All users of java-1.7.0-oracle are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which provide Oracle Java 7 Update 75 and resolve these issues.All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the update totake effect.
To install java I have always used the classic way from the terminal.I would like to install java manually.I placed the folder of the JDK on the desk and I set environment variables (PATH, CLASSPATH and JAVA_HOME).From the terminal, if I type java -version I get printed
SSLv3 is disabled by default:- Starting with JDK 7u75 release, the SSLv3 protocol (Secure Socket Layer) has been deactivated and is not available by default. See the java.security.Security property jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms in /lib/security/java.security file.- If SSLv3 is absolutely required, the protocol can be reactivated by removing "SSLv3" from the jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms property in the java.security file or by dynamically setting this Security property to "true" before JSSE is initialized.- It should be noted that SSLv3 is obsolete and should no longer be used.Changes to Java Control Panel:- Starting with 7u75 release, SSLv3 protocol is removed from Java Control Panel Advanced options.- If the user needs to use SSLv3 for applications, re-enable it manually as follows:- Enable SSLv3 protocol on JRE level: as described in the previous section.- Enable SSLv3 protocol on deploy level: edit the deployment.properties file and add the following: deployment.security.SSLv3=true
In this blog, I would like to show how to change the Java version used by OUD and WebLogic, in case you use the ODSM. The OUD (Oracle Unified Directory) is written purely in Java, not like OID for example, and so, it relies heavily on your installed Java version. From a security point of view, updating the Java version is a task that you might do frequently and you want to do it as easy as possible. E.g. by just changing a symbolic link. In my case, I would like to update the Java version from 1.7.0_131 to 1.7.0_141. The first time you do the change, you have a few steps of manual steps to do, but the next Java updates will be much easier, by just changing a symbolic link.
OK. So, where do I get the latest Java version which is 1.7.0_141 at the moment? Since July 2015, the updates for Java 7 are no longer available to the public. Oracle offers updates to Java 7 only for customers who have purchased Java support or have Oracle products that require Java 7. That means, you have to go to MOS and search for the following note:
1. Check the current version2. Install the new Java version3. Stop WebLogic and the OUD4. Adjust the symlink5. Update OUD configuration files (java.properties)6. Update WebLogic configuration files7. Start WebLogic and the OUD8. Check the new version
The update of the OUD java.properties file is usually done in the INSTALL_HOME and the INSTANCE_HOME, and the activated via the dsjavaproperties script from the appropriate location. The dsjavaproperties script is quite good documented by Oracle. See the following link for more information.
The javax.crypto.Cipher.getInstance(String transformation) factory method generates Ciphers using transformations of the form algorithm/mode/padding. If the mode/padding are omitted, the SunJCE and SunPKCS11 providers use ECB as the default mode and PKCS5Padding as the default padding for many symmetric ciphers.
The provider must implement ECC as defined by the classes andinterfaces in the packages java.security.spec andjava.security.interfaces. ThegetAlgorithm() method of elliptic curve key objectsmust return the string "EC".
Most corporate environments utilize a standardized version of Java, tested and certified for corporate and mission critical applications. As such the Java auto-update functionality cannot be used to automatically upgrade Java on all desktops. These environments require new versions of Java to be periodically pushed to all desktops. For more information on how to push Java updates through software distribution see MOS Note 1439822.1. This note also describes how to download Java versions with the Java auto-update functionality disabled.
You may continue using Java 6. As an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you are entitled to Java 6 updates through Extended Support. The latest Java 6 update (6u75) may be downloaded from My Oracle Support. This version (6u75) is equal to 7u55 for security fixes.
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