There is a new set of security releases: IcedTea6 1.8.9 and IcedTea6 1.9.9. This security issue concerns IcedTea-Web, which is not part of the IcedTea6 1.10 series, hence there will be no IcedTea6 1.10 security update. However, an IcedTea6 1.10 bug fix update will follow shortly.

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 Else Is New?

New in release 1.8.9 (2011-07-20)

  • Bug fixes
    • PR744: icedtea6-1.10.2 : patching error
    • PR748: Icedtea6 fails to build with Linux 3.0.

New in release 1.9.9 (2011-07-20)

  • Bug Fixes
    • PR744: icedtea6-1.10.2 : patching error
    • PR748: Icedtea6 fails to build with Linux 3.0.
  • Shark
    • PR632: patches/security/20110215/6878713.patch breaks shark zero build

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 sums

  • e12e06c2ee642396f1d080d871a42fa4db38aced10bf13c20644f752ef03741f icedtea6-1.8.9.tar.gz
  • c2419896f8925822b0135bcd2db37affcb2b9f6f50d782e7f6b8d23afb5beb39 icedtea6-1.9.9.tar.gz

The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-<ver>.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea6-<ver>

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

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