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Free Java Update 8

Version 8 Update 45

Release date April 14, 2015

Your system currently has an older version of Java and you are receiving this update notification because a newer version has been automatically detected.

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.


Release Highlights

  • IANA Data 2015a
    JDK 8u45 contains IANA time zone data version 2015a. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
  • Bug Fix: Improve jar file handling. Starting with JDK 8u45 release, the jar tool 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).
  • Bug Fix: jnlp app with nested "resource" section fails with NPE on load in jre8u40. A jnlp application, with nested <resources> tags within a <java> or <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.

Java Expiration Date

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.


Related Information

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» Detailed technical information about this release can be found in the Java 8 Release Notes.
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