Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and Java Web Start, which deploys standalone applications over a network.
What is new in this release:
- JDK 7u71 (CPU) contains vulnerability fixes and JDK 7u72 (PSU) contains all the fixes from 7u71 plus additional non-critical stability fixes.
- Change in javax.smartcardio.Card.disconnect(boolean reset) method behavior: Prior to the JDK 8u20 and JDK 7u72 releases, the javax.smartcardio.Card.disconnect(boolean reset) method had inverted logic for the 'reset' boolean value passed to it. The card was reset upon a disconnect if false was passed to it and vice versa. Starting with JDK 7u72 and JDK 8u20, the correct behavior as per API documentation has been implemented.
- Bug Fixes: This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory. For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u72 Bug Fixes page. Area: security-libs/javax.net.ssl Synopsis: Decrease the preference mode of RC4 in the enabled cipher suite list This fix decreases the preference of RC4 based cipher suites in the default enabled cipher suite list of SunJSSE provider.