7.90. java-1.7.0-openjdk

Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The java-1.7.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 7 Java Software Development Kit for compiling and executing Java programs.

Bug Fixes

BZ#1145848
The TLS/SSL implementation in OpenJDK previously failed to handle Diffie-Hellman (DH) keys with more than 1024 bits. This caused client applications using Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) to fail to establish TLS/SSL connections to servers using larger DH keys during the connection handshake. This update adds support for DH keys with size up to 2048 bits, thus fixing this bug.
BZ#1146622
Previously, the OpenJDK utility displayed characters containing the umlaut diacritical mark (such as ä, ö, or ü) and the eszett character (ß) in PostScript output incorrectly. A patch with support for umlaut and eszett characters has been applied, and OpenJDK now displays these characters correctly.
BZ#1164762
The jhat man page URL was broken. A patch has been applied to fix this bug, and the URL now functions as expected.
BZ#1168693
Previously, it was not possible to use the Serviceability Agent (SA) tool when the target application contained symbols using non-ASCII characters. Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and SA calculated different hashes for strings with such characters, and SA terminated with an error. A patch has been applied to fix this bug, and SA no longer crashes when non-ASCII characters are used.
BZ#1173326
Previously, jvmtiStringPrimitiveCallback was invoked when a string value was null. Consequently, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) could terminate unexpectedly. A patch has been applied to fix this bug, and JVM no longer crashes in this situation.
BZ#1176718
Prior to this update, the Java Native Interface (JNI) code handling fonts used an incorrect function parameter when setting context. Consequently, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) could terminate unexpectedly when disposing of certain fonts. The use of function parameters by the JNI code has been amended, and JVM no longer crashes in this situation.
BZ#1190835
Previously, calling the Files.probeContentType() function with the default GnomeFileTypeDetector using the libgio library caused Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to terminate unexpectedly at a thread's end. A patch has been applied, and the process now exits without problems.
BZ#1214835
Due to a regression, the Java Heap/CPU Profiling Tool (HPROF) produced truncated output when used with the "doe=n" argument. Consequently, the output file contained only the header, the data was missing. A patch has been applied, and the output of HPROF is now correct when using "doe=n".

Enhancement

BZ#1121211
Support for elliptic curve cryptography, the SunEC provider, has been added to OpenJDK 7. OpenJDK 7 can now establish Transport Layer Security or Secure Sockets Layer connections or perform encryption and decryption using this technology.
Users of java-1.7.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.