Software Update: Oracle Java 12.0.2 / 11.0.4 / 8 Update 221

Oracle has released versions 12.0.2, 11.0.4, and 8 version 221 of Java Standard Edition. Oracle has released only the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) since version 11.x, in both the Oracle JDK– as the OpenJDKflavor, the latter being offered under the gpl license. Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and Server Java Runtime Environment (Server JRE) are no longer being released. However, it is possible to jlink compose a smaller runtime. The release notes for these versions are as follows:

Java™ SE Development Kit 12.0.2 (JDK 12.0.2)

The full version string for this update release is 12.0.2+10 (where “+” means “build”). The version number is 12.0.2.

IANA Dates 2018i
JDK 12.0.2 contains IANA time zone data version 2018i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Oracle JDK Expiration Date
The JDK 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 Bulletins. This JDK (version 12.0.2) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for October 15, 2019.

Removed Features and Options

  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two DocuSign Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two Comodo Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security ➜ Removal of T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 Certificate

Other notes

  • install ➜ Java Access Bridge Installation Workaround

Bug Fixes
This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update.

Java™ SE Development Kit 11.0.4 (JDK 11.0.4)

The full version string for this update release is 11.0.4+10 (where “+” means “build”). The version number is 11.0.4.

IANA Dates 2018i
JDK 11.0.4 contains IANA time zone data version 2018i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Oracle JDK Expiration Date
The JDK 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 Bulletins. This JDK (version 11.0.4) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for October 15, 2019.

New Features

  • hotspot/runtime ➜ HotSpot Windows OS Detection Correctly Identifies Windows Server 2019

Removed Features and Options

  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two DocuSign Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two Comodo Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security ➜ Removal of T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 Certificate
  • security-libs/java.security ➜ Removal of GTE CyberTrust Global Root

Other notes

  • security-libs/javax.crypto System Property to Switch Between Implementations of ECC

Bug Fixes
This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update. For a more complete list of the bug fixes included in this release, see the JDK 11.0.4 Bug Fixes page.

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 221 (JDK 8u221)

The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_221-b11 (where “b” means “build”). The version number is 8u221.

IANA Dates 2018i
JDK 8u221 contains IANA time zone data version 2018i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

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 Bulletins. This JRE (version 8u221) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for October 15, 2019.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u221) on November 15, 2019. 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

  • hotspot/runtime ➜ HotSpot Windows OS Detection Correctly Identifies Windows Server 2019

Removed Features and Options

  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two DocuSign Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security Removal of Two Comodo Root CA Certificates
  • security-libs/java.security ➜ Removal of T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 Certificate

Other notes

  • install ➜ Java Access Bridge Installation Workaround
  • security-libs/javax.crypto System Property to Switch Between Implementations of ECC

Bug Fixes
This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update. For a more complete list of the bug fixes included in this release, see the JDK 8u221 Bug Fixes page.

Version number 12.0.2 / 11.0.4 / 8 update 221
Release status Final
Website Oracle
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License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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