[SECURITY] IcedTea 2.4.3 Released!

Andrew gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Mon Oct 21 08:09:09 PDT 2013

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional
features such as a PulseAudio sound driver, the ability to build
against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines
and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK.

This release updates our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.4.x series with a
number of security fixes and synchronises it with the upstream u45 b31 tag.

Existing users of the 2.3.x series are strongly advised to upgrade to
the 2.4.x series.  Although there will be a 2.3.x update, one security
issue (CVE-2013-5838) is resolved by the JSR292 rewrite (S7023639)
which is present in the 2.4.x series, but not 2.3.x.  It may or may
not be possible to backport this for the Zero port, but the safest
solution is to use 2.4.x where possible.

If you find an issue with the release, please report it to our bug
database (http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla) under the appropriate
component. Development discussion takes place on the
distro-pkg-dev at openjdk.java.net mailing list and patches are always

Full details of the release can be found below.

What's New?
New in release 2.4.3 (2013-10-21):

* Security fixes
  - S8006900, CVE-2013-3829: Add new date/time capability
  - S8008589: Better MBean permission validation
  - S8011071, CVE-2013-5780: Better crypto provider handling
  - S8011081, CVE-2013-5772: Improve jhat
  - S8011157, CVE-2013-5814: Improve CORBA portablility
  - S8012071, CVE-2013-5790: Better Building of Beans
  - S8012147: Improve tool support
  - S8012277: CVE-2013-5849: Improve AWT DataFlavor
  - S8012425, CVE-2013-5802: Transform TransformerFactory
  - S8013503, CVE-2013-5851: Improve stream factories
  - S8013506: Better Pack200 data handling
  - S8013510, CVE-2013-5809: Augment image writing code
  - S8013514: Improve stability of cmap class
  - S8013739, CVE-2013-5817: Better LDAP resource management
  - S8013744, CVE-2013-5783: Better tabling for AWT
  - S8014085: Better serialization support in JMX classes
  - S8014093, CVE-2013-5782: Improve parsing of images
  - S8014098: Better profile validation
  - S8014102, CVE-2013-5778: Improve image conversion
  - S8014341, CVE-2013-5803: Better service from Kerberos servers
  - S8014349, CVE-2013-5840: (cl) Class.getDeclaredClass problematic in some class loader configurations
  - S8014530, CVE-2013-5825: Better digital signature processing
  - S8014534: Better profiling support
  - S8014987, CVE-2013-5842: Augment serialization handling
  - S8015614: Update build settings
  - S8015731: Subject java.security.auth.subject to improvements
  - S8015743, CVE-2013-5774: Address internet addresses
  - S8016256: Make finalization final
  - S8016653, CVE-2013-5804: javadoc should ignore ignoreable characters in names
  - S8016675, CVE-2013-5797: Make Javadoc pages more robust
  - S8017196, CVE-2013-5850: Ensure Proxies are handled appropriately
  - S8017287, CVE-2013-5829: Better resource disposal
  - S8017291, CVE-2013-5830: Cast Proxies Aside
  - S8017298, CVE-2013-4002: Better XML support
  - S8017300, CVE-2013-5784: Improve Interface Implementation
  - S8017505, CVE-2013-5820: Better Client Service
  - S8019292: Better Attribute Value Exceptions
  - S8019617: Better view of objects
  - S8020293: JVM crash
  - S8021275, CVE-2013-5805: Better screening for ScreenMenu
  - S8021282, CVE-2013-5806: Better recycling of object instances
  - S8021286: Improve MacOS resourcing
  - S8021290, CVE-2013-5823: Better signature validation
  - S8022931, CVE-2013-5800: Enhance Kerberos exceptions
  - S8022940: Enhance CORBA translations
  - S8023683: Enhance class file parsing
* Backports
  - S6614237: missing codepage Cp290 at java runtime
  - S8005932: Java 7 on mac os x only provides text clipboard formats
  - S8014046: (process) Runtime.exec(String) fails if command contains spaces [win]
  - S8015144: Performance regression in ICU OpenType Layout library
  - S8015965: (process) Typo in name of property to allow ambiguous commands
  - S8015978: Incorrect transformation of XPath expression "string(-0)"
  - S8016357: Update hotspot diagnostic class
  - S8019584: javax/management/remote/mandatory/loading/MissingClassTest.java failed in nightly against jdk7u45: java.io.InvalidObjectException: Invalid notification: null
  - S8019969: nioNetworkChannelInet6/SetOptionGetOptionTestInet6 test case crashes
  - S8020032: 7u fastdebug doesn't generate fastdebuginfo file
  - S8020085: Linux ARM build failure for 7u45
  - S8020088: Increment minor version of HSx for 7u45 and initialize the build number
  - S8020551: increment hsx build to b03 for 7u45-b03
  - S8020943: Memory leak when GCNotifier uses create_from_platform_dependent_str()
  - S8021287: Improve MacOS resourcing
  - S8021355: REGRESSION: Five closed/java/awt/SplashScreen tests fail since 7u45 b01 on Linux, Solaris
  - S8021360: object not exported" on start of JMXConnectorServer for RMI-IIOP protocol with security manager
  - S8021366: java_util/Properties/PropertiesWithOtherEncodings fails during 7u45 nightly testing
  - S8021577: JCK test api/javax_management/jmx_serial/modelmbean/ModelMBeanNotificationInfo/serial/index.html#Input has failed since jdk 7u45 b01
  - S8021899: Re-adjust fix of # 8020498 in 7u45 after mergeing 7u40
  - S8021901: Increment hsx build to b05 for 7u45-b05
  - S8021933: Add extra check for fix # JDK-8014530
  - S8021969: The index_AccessAllowed jnlp can not load successfully with exception thrown in the log.
  - S8022066: Evaluation of method reference to signature polymorphic method crashes VM
  - S8022086: Fixing licence of newly added files
  - S8022254: Remove incorrect jdk7u45-b05 tag from jdk7u-cpu forest
  - S8022661: InetAddress.writeObject() performs flush() on object output stream
  - S8022682: Supporting XOM
  - S8022808: Kitchensink hangs on macos
  - S8022856: 7u45 l10n resource file translation update
  - S8023323: Increment hsx build to b06 for 7u45-b08
  - S8023457: Event based tracing framework needs a mutex for thread groups
  - S8023478: Test fails with HS crash in GCNotifier.
  - S8023741: Increment hsx 24.45 build to b07 for 7u45-b09
  - S8023771: when USER_RELEASE_SUFFIX is set in order to add a string to java -version, build number in the bundles names should not be changed to b00
  - S8023888: Increment hsx 24.45 build to b08 for 7u45-b10
  - S8023964: java/io/IOException/LastErrorString.java should be @ignore-d
  - S8024369: Increment build # of hs24.0 to b57 for 7u40-b61 psu
  - S8024668: api/java_nio/charset/Charset/index.html#Methods JCK-runtime test fails with 7u45 b11
  - S8024697: Fix for 8020983 causes Xcheck:jni warnings
  - S8024863: X11: Support GNOME Shell as mutter
  - S8024883: (se) SelectableChannel.register throws NPE if fd >= 64k (lnx)
  - S8025128: File.createTempFile fails if prefix is absolute path
  - S8025170: jdk7u51 7u-1-prebuild is failing since 9/19
* Bug fixes
  - PR1400: Menu of maximized AWT window not working in Mate

The tarball can be downloaded from:

* http://icedtea.classpath.org/download/source/icedtea-2.4.3.tar.gz


* http://icedtea.classpath.org/download/source/icedtea-2.4.3.tar.xz

We provide both gzip and xz tarballs, so that those who are able to
make use of the smaller tarball produced by xz may do so.

The tarballs are accompanied by digital signatures available at:


These are produced using my public key. See details below.

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SHA256 checksums:

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The following people helped with these releases:

* Andrew Hughes (OpenJDK synchronisation, all other fixes & release management)
* Omair Majid (S8024863)

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.4.3.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.4.3.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.4.3/configure
$ make

Full build requirements and instructions are available in the INSTALL file.

Happy hacking!
Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (http://www.redhat.com)

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