July 2010


We are pleased to announce a new major release of IcedTea7, 1.13.

This update contains the following security updates:

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also includes the only Free Java plugin and Web Start implementation, and support for additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the Zero assembler port.

What’s New?

—————–

  • Updated to OpenJDK7 milestone 7/b89.
  • Removed VisualVM support; now hosted at http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/visualvm.
  • Removed old plugin.
  • Bumped to CACAO 1.1.0 pre-release snapshot.
  • libjpeg7 & libpng 1.4 supported.
  • Latest security updates and hardening patches:
  • Bug fixes
    • PR179: Rhino bootclasspath issue
    • PR512: Extract jaxws getdtdtype patch to boot tree instead of main tree.
    • PR521: Don’t hardlink the copy of generated.
    • S6963870: NPE in CompoundBorder.getInsets()
    • S6967533: Epoch bug: ExceptionInInitializerError on systems with uninitialized clock
    • S6944361: Missing CKR_ values in PKCS11Exception
    • PR453, OJ100142: Fix policy evaluation to match the proprietary JDK.
  • SystemTap
    • Added JNI call tracing using systemtap version 1.0+ when configuring with –enable-systemtap. See tapset/hotspot_jni.stp.
    • Add support for Zero build on Hitachi SH.
    • Removed the old plugin, replaced by the NPPlugin.
    • PR476: Enable building SystemTap support on GCC 4.5.
    • Fix hotspot tapset object_alloc size variable.
    • Workaround RH613824: Missing and wrong hotspot.* probepoint arguments
  • Zero/Shark
    • Formatting changes and other fixes to match upstream
    • PR428: Shark on ARM precompiled header incls
    • Update Shark for LLVM r95390 API change.
    • S6927165: Zero S/390 fixes (from upstream)
    • Implemented Shark host CPU feature autotuner using LLVM 2.7 APIs.
    • Add s390 support to TCK setup helper script
    • Strip stupid options that llvm-config supplies
    • Update Shark for LLVM r94686 API change.
    • S6914622, S6909153, S6913869 upstream Zero fixes.
    • Fixed Shark sharkCompiler mattr memory corruption bug when using llvm 2.7.
    • PR525: Shark made not entrant deopt sigsegv regression after bump to b20 and hs17.
    • PR483: Fix miscompilation of sun.misc.Unsafe::getByte.
    • PR324, 481: Fix Shark VM crash.
    • Update Shark for LLVM 2.8 API change r100304
    • Shark calling static jni methods jclass argument fix.
    • PR484: Shark jit code block “0xcdcdcdcd” zombie wipeout Sigsegv crash
    • Backport new frame anchor and stack overflow code for Zero and Shark
    • Fix stack leak in Shark
    • PR494: Shark fails to catch Exception using catch (Throwable e)
  • NPPlugin fixes
    • PR446: Use JDK_UPDATE_VERSION to set the jpi version.
    • Re-designed frame embedding code so that the applet is dynamically packed into given handle. This increases stability and breaks reliance on the assumption that the browser will always provide a handle in a certain sequence.
    • Encode new lines, carriage returns, and other special characters before sending them to Java side (de-coding code is already in effect on Java side).
    • Centralised and increased timeouts to give slow-loading applets enough time to load.
    • Fix security permissions related to get/set property, based on specifications.
    • Added support for JSObject.finalize()
    • Liveconnect message processing design changes.
    • Message protocol overhaul to fix race conditions
    • PR166: Create FIFO pies in temp dir instead of ~/.icedteaplugin
    • Profiled memory usage and implemented proper cleanup for C++ side.
    • Update debug output string and function/structure names to change ‘GCJ’ references to ITNP/IcedTea NP Plugin
    • PR461: plugin working for NSS enabled builds with firefox including a private NSS copy
    • Removed unnecessary debug and trace output
    • PR474: Patch from Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade, incrementing malloc size to account for NULL terminator.
    • RH524387: javax.net.ssl.SSLKeyException: RSA premaster secret error
    • Set context classloader for all threads in an applet’s threadgroup
    • PR436: Close all applet threads on exit
    • PR480: NPPlugin with NoScript extension.
    • PR488: Question mark changing into underscore in URL.
    • RH592553: Fix bug causing 100% CPU usage.
    • Don’t generate a random pointer from a pthread_t in the debug output.
    • Add ForbiddenTargetException for legacy support.
    • Use variadic macro for plugin debug message printing.
    • Don’t link the plugin with libxul libraries.
    • Fix race conditions in plugin initialization code that were causing hangs.
    • RH506730: BankID (Norwegian common online banking authentication system) applet fails to load.
    • PR491: pass java_{code,codebase,archive} parameters to Java.
    • Adds javawebstart.version property and give user permission to read that property.
  • NetX:
    • Make path sanitization consistent; use a blacklisting approach.
    • Make the SingleInstanceServer thread a daemon thread.
    • Handle JNLP files which use native libraries but do not indicate it
    • Allow JNLP classloaders to share native libraries
    • Added encoding support
    • Do not use Look and Feel related methods for setting up security dialogs
    • Error out when unsigned jnlp applications request permissions
  • PulseAudio:
    • Add missing .c file to PulseAudio build
    • Eliminate spurious exception throwing.

The tarball can be downloaded from:

The following people helped with this release:

Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Andrew John Hughes, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu, Matthias Klose, Omair Majid, Edward Nevill, Xerxes Rånby, Stefan Ring, Pavel Tisnovsky, Jon VanAlten, Mark Wielaard, Man Lung Wong

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-1.13.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea-1.13

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

$ ./configure [--enable-zero --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
--enable-systemtap ...]
$ make

[Reposted on behalf of Matthias Klose, release manager for 1.8]

We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea6 1.8.1.

This update contains the following security updates:

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also includes the only Free Java plugin and Web Start implementation, and support for additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the Zero assembler port.

What’s New?

  • S6678385, RH551835: Fixes jvm crashes when window is resized.
  • Produces the “expected” behavior for full screen applications, when running the Metacity window manager.
  • PR453, OJ100142: Fix policy evaluation to match the proprietary JDK.
  • IcedTeaNPPlugin.
    • RH524387: javax.net.ssl.SSLKeyException: RSA premaster secret error
    • Set context classloader for all threads in an applet’s threadgroup
    • PR436: Close all applet threads on exit
    • PR480: NPPlugin with NoScript extension.
    • PR488: Question mark changing into underscore in URL.
    • RH592553: Fix bug causing 100% CPU usage.
    • Don’t generate a random pointer from a pthread_t in the debug output.
    • Add ForbiddenTargetException for legacy support.
    • Use variadic macro for plugin debug message printing.
    • Don’t link the plugin with libxul libraries.
    • Fix race conditions in plugin initialization code that were causing hangs.
    • RH506730: BankID (Norwegian common online banking authentication system) applet fails to load.
    • PR491: pass java_{code,codebase,archive} parameters to Java.
    • Adds javawebstart.version property and give user permission to read that property.
  • NetX:
    • Fix security flaw in NetX that allows arbitrary unsigned apps to set any java property.
    • Fix a flaw that allows unsigned code to access any file on the machine (accessible to the user) and write to it.
    • Make path sanitization consistent; use a blacklisting approach.
    • Make the SingleInstanceServer thread a daemon thread.
    • Handle JNLP files which use native libraries but do not indicate it
    • Allow JNLP classloaders to share native libraries
    • Added encoding support
  • PulseAudio:
    • Eliminate spurious exception throwing.
  • Zero/Shark:
    • PR483: Fix miscompilation of sun.misc.Unsafe::getByte.
    • PR324,PR481: Fix Shark VM crash.
    • Fix Zero build on Hitachi SH.
  • SystemTap support:
    • PR476: Enable building SystemTap support on GCC 4.5.
  • The tarball can be downloaded here:


    The following people helped with this release: Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Andrew John Hughes, Mark Wielaard, Matthias Klose, Omair Majid, Pavel Tisnovsky, Xerxes Rånby, Jon VanAlten, Man Lung Wong, and many others.

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

    To get started:

    $ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea6-1.8.1
    $ cd icedtea6-1.8.1
    

    Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

    $ ./configure [--enable-visualvm --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
    --enable-systemtap --enable-nss ...]
    $ make
    

We are pleased to announce a new security release from the IcedTea6 1.7 branch, 1.7.4.

This update contains the following security updates:

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also includes the only Free Java plugin and Web Start implementation, and support for additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the Zero assembler port.

Please note that the new NPPlugin is now the default as of this release. The old plugin is no longer supported and will be removed in any future 1.7 releases. Please only report bugs against NPPlugin.

What’s New?

—————–

  • NetX security issues:
  • Backport –with-tzdata-dir support from IcedTea6 1.8 to ensure that external timezone data works again.
  • Restore icedtea-override-metacity.patch to allow full screen apps and other expected behavioral improvements.
  • S6678385, RH551835: Fixes JVM crashes when window is resized.
  • S6668231: Presence of a critical subjectAltName causes JSSE’s SunX509 to fail trusted checks.
  • S6963870: Eliminate NullPointerEx in swing class CompoundBorder method getBorderInsets.
  • S4891262: API spec, javax/accessibility: few invalid javadoc tags.
  • S6737212: Fixed javadoc warning messages in RowSet classes.
  • S6875861: javadoc build warning on java.util.Properites from unconventional @see ordering.
  • S6909563: Javadoc build warnings in rmi, security, management.
  • S6879689: Fix warning about ignored return value when compiling with -O2
  • S6917485: Corba doc warnings.
  • S6921068: Remove javadoc build warnings from specdefault tag.
  • PR453, OJ100142: Fix policy evaluation to match the proprietary JDK.
  • Make the new plugin the default. This is now the main supported plugin. Use –disable-npplugin –enable-plugin to use the old one.
  • New plugin:
    • Added support for JSObject.finalize()
    • Liveconnect message processing design changes.
    • Message protocol overhaul to fix race conditions
    • PR166: Create FIFO pies in temp dir instead of ~/.icedteaplugin
    • Profiled memory usage and implemented proper cleanup for C++ side.
    • Update debug output string and function/structure names to change ‘GCJ’ references to ITNP/IcedTea NP Plugin
    • PR461: plugin working for NSS enabled builds with firefox including a private NSS copy
    • Removed unncessary debug and trace output
    • PR474: Patch from Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade, incrementing malloc size to account for NULL terminator.
    • RH524387: javax.net.ssl.SSLKeyException: RSA premaster secret error
    • Set context classloader for all threads in an applet’s threadgroup
    • PR436: Close all applet threads on exit
    • PR480: NPPlugin with NoScript extension.
    • PR488: Question mark changing into underscore in URL.
    • RH592553: Fix bug causing 100% CPU usage.
    • Don’t generate a random pointer from a pthread_t in the debug output.
    • Add ForbiddenTargetException for legacy support.
    • Use variadic macro for plugin debug message printing.
    • Don’t link the plugin with libxul libraries.
    • Fix race conditions in plugin initialization code that were causing hangs.
    • RH506730: BankID (Norwegian common online banking authentication system) applet fails to load.
    • PR491: pass java_{code,codebase,archive} parameters to Java.
    • Adds javawebstart.version property and give user permission to read that property.
  • NetX:
    • Make path sanitization consistent; use a blacklisting approach.
    • Make the SingleInstanceServer thread a daemon thread.
    • Handle JNLP files which use native libraries but do not indicate it
    • Allow JNLP classloaders to share native libraries
    • Added encoding support
  • PulseAudio provider:
    • Eliminate spurious exception throwing.
  • SystemTap support:
    • PR476: Enable building SystemTap support on GCC 4.5.
    • Fix HotSpot tapset object_alloc size variable.
  • NIO2 support:
    • Fix UnixNativeDispatcher to build on all systems, not just x86 and x86_64.



The tarball can be downloaded from:

The following people helped with the 1.7 release series:

Lillian Angel, Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Andrew Haley, Andrew John Hughes, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu, Matthias Klose, Martin Matejovic, Omair Majid, Edward Nevill, Xerxes Rånby, Robert Schuster, Pavel Tisnovsky, Jon VanAlten, Mark Wielaard and Man Lung Wong.

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.7.4.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea6-1.7.4

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

$ ./configure [--enable-zero --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
--enable-systemtap ...]
$ make

We are pleased to announce a new minor release from the IcedTea6 1.6 branch, 1.6.3.

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also support for additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the Zero assembler port.


Please note that although a version of our Free Software plugin and Web Start implementation are included with the 1.6.3 release, this version is no longer supported or maintained. For plugin and Web Start usage, we recommend that you upgrade to the 1.7 or 1.8 release series.

What’s New?

—————–

  • Enable debuginfo for saproc and jsig
  • Add missing mkbc.c
  • Increase ThreadStackSize by 512kb on 32-bit Zero platforms
  • Make the original HotSpot build work for normal builds and disable Zero/Shark builds with it
  • Latest security updates and hardening patches:
    • (CVE-2010-0837): JAR “unpack200″ must verify input parameters (6902299)
    • (CVE-2010-0845): No ClassCastException for HashAttributeSet constructors if run with -Xcomp (6894807)
    • (CVE-2010-0838): CMM readMabCurveData Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (6899653)
    • (CVE-2010-0082): Loader-constraint table allows arrays instead of only the base-classes (6626217)
    • (CVE-2010-0095): Subclasses of InetAddress may incorrectly interpret network addresses (6893954)
    • (CVE-2010-0085): File TOCTOU deserialization vulnerability (6736390)
    • (CVE-2010-0091): Unsigned applet can retrieve the dragged information before drop action occurs (6887703)
    • (CVE-2010-0088): Inflater/Deflater clone issues (6745393)
    • (CVE-2010-0084): Policy/PolicyFile leak dynamic ProtectionDomains. (6633872)
    • (CVE-2010-0092): AtomicReferenceArray causes SIGSEGV -> SEGV_MAPERR error (6888149)
    • (CVE-2010-0094): Deserialization of RMIConnectionImpl objects should enforce stricter checks (6893947)
    • (CVE-2010-0093): System.arraycopy unable to reference elements beyond Integer.MAX_VALUE bytes (6892265)
    • (CVE-2010-0840): Applet Trusted Methods Chaining Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (6904691)
    • (CVE-2010-0848): AWT Library Invalid Index Vulnerability (6914823)
    • (CVE-2010-0847): ImagingLib arbitrary code execution vulnerability (6914866)
    • (CVE-2009-3555): TLS: MITM attacks via session renegotiation
    • 6639665: ThreadGroup finalizer allows creation of false root ThreadGroups
    • 6898622: ObjectIdentifer.equals is not capable of detecting incorrectly encoded CommonName OIDs
    • 6910590: Application can modify command array in ProcessBuilder
    • 6909597: JPEGImageReader stepX Integer Overflow Vulnerability
    • 6932480: Crash in CompilerThread/Parser. Unloaded array klass?
  • Add stack markings to the x86 assembly so as not to use executable stack.
  • PR179: Rewrite Rhino class files to avoid bootclasspath issue
  • PR356: Support ECC via NSS
  • PR453, OJ100142: Fix policy evaluation to match the proprietary JDK.
  • Backport tzdata support from 1.8 (–with-tzdata-dir).
  • Fix issue with ant -diagnostics on ant 1.8.0 due to changed exit code
  • S6678385, RH551835: Fixes JVM crashes when window is resized.
  • S6668231: Presence of a critical subjectAltName causes JSSE’s SunX509 to fail trusted checks.
  • S6963870: Eliminate NullPointerEx in swing class CompoundBorder method getBorderInsets.
  • S4891262: API spec, javax/accessibility: few invalid javadoc tags.
  • S6737212: Fixed javadoc warning messages in RowSet classes.
  • S6875861: javadoc build warning on java.util.Properites from unconventional @see ordering.
  • S6909563: Javadoc build warnings in rmi, security, management.
  • S6879689: Fix warning about ignored return value when compiling with -O2
  • S6917485: Corba doc warnings.
  • S6921068: Remove javadoc build warnings from specdefault tag.
  • S6822370: ReentrantReadWriteLock: threads hung when there are no threads holding onto the lock
  • SystemTap support:
    • Enable SystemTap JNI tracing.
    • Add SystemTap jstack support.
    • PR476: Enable building SystemTap support on GCC 4.5.
    • Fix HotSpot tapset object_alloc size variable.
    • Fix JNI DEFINE_NEWSCALARARRAY usage of DT_RETURN_MARK_DECL_FOR.
    • Add hotspot_jni tapset.
    • tapsets/hotspot.stp.in (hotspot.gc_end): Match gc__end, not begin.
  • PulseAudio:
    • Corrected Pulse Audio library build on PPC32 and PPC64
  • The tarball can be downloaded from:

    The following people helped with the 1.6 release series:

    Lillian Angel, Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Kees Cook, Andrew Haley, Andrew John Hughes, Matthias Klose, Martin Matejovic, Ed Nevill, Pavel Tisnovsky, Jon VanAlten, Mark Wielaard and many others.

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

    To get started:

    $ tar xzf icedtea6-1.6.3.tar.gz
    $ cd icedtea6-1.6.3
    

    Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
    $ ./configure [--enable-zero --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
    --enable-systemtap ...]
    $ make