Oracle Java SE version 8 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit.
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. Further information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2015-2590, CVE-2015-2601, CVE-2015-2613, CVE-2015-2619, CVE-2015-2621, CVE-2015-2625, CVE-2015-2627, CVE-2015-2628, CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-2637, CVE-2015-2638, CVE-2015-2659, CVE-2015-2664, CVE-2015-2808, CVE-2015-4000, CVE-2015-4729, CVE-2015-4731, CVE-2015-4732, CVE-2015-4733, CVE-2015-4736, CVE-2015-4748, CVE-2015-4749, CVE-2015-4760)
Note: With this update, Oracle JDK now disables RC4 TLS/SSL cipher suites by default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1207101, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change.
Note: This update forces the TLS/SSL client implementation in Oracle JDK to reject DH key sizes below 768 bits to address the CVE-2015-4000 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1223211, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change.
All users of java-1.8.0-oracle are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which provide Oracle Java 8 Update 51 and resolve these issues. All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.