Released 2018 January
Java Levels: Java SE 9.0.4
Java Levels: Java SE 8, update 162
Java Levels: Java SE 7, update 171
Java Levels: Java SE 6, update 103
This Zulu release establishes support for Solaris 10
OpenJDK removes restrictions on cryptography by providing the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files for Java SE 8, 7, and 6. You can download the JCE policy files from the following location:
See the security roadmap changes below.
This release of Zulu contains IANA time zone data version 2017c. Consider upgrading your time zone data to 2018b.
All Zulu8 and Zulu9 deb installers support the
update-java-alternatives command since 9.0.4, 8.27 release.
Zulu follows the OpenJDK security roadmap. The following table shows the roadmap changes implemented in January release.
Applicable in Zulu
JAR files signed with DSA keys less than 1024 bits will be treated as unsigned JARs.
Disable the TLS EXPORT cipher suites.
|RSA, DSA, Diffie-Hellman||
Increase the default key size of the RSA, DSA, and DiffieHellman AlgorithmParameterGenerator and KeyPairGenerator implementations from 1024 to 2048 bits
Add support for DiffieHellman keys up to 8192 bits and DSA keys up to 3072 bits.
Enable unlimited cryptographic policy by default.
For TLS, increase the minimum key length to 1024 bits.
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