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This release addresses security concerns. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.
Please install this free Java Update by clicking on the Update button on the Java Update window.
Installing this update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run as safely and efficiently as always.
jartool no longer allows the leading slash "/" and ".." (dot-dot) path component in zip entry file name when creating new and/or extracting from zip and jar file. If needed, the new command line option
"-P"should be used explicitly to preserve the dot-dot and/or absolute path component. See 8064601 (not public).
<resources>tags within a
<j2se>tag, can throw a NPE. The issue is now fixed. The
<resources>tag should be used only if the
<java>is actually used. See 8072631 (not public).
For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 8u45 Bug Fixes page.
The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 8u45) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for July 14. 2015.
For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u45) on August 14, 2015. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version.