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Java is one of the most used programming languages in the world. Due to the bulk of use and work purposes, it’s really hard for developers to make this language perfect. Probably it is the one language that is the requirement of every programmer, developer, and coder.
The software giant, Oracle has released the latest update of Java. This update is something more than the regular updates. It contains the fixes to vulnerabilities to the previous update. In total there were 402 vulnerabilities reported in the previous update.
- Version: Java 8 Update 271-b09
- Date of release: October 20th, 2020
- Previous stable version: Java 8 Update 261
- Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and macOS
- License: Free
Overall 15 major vulnerabilities are fixed in Java 8 Update 271. The below image shows you all the fixes.
- The rest of the vulnerabilities can be seen through this link (Visit).
Weak Named Curves in TLS, CertPath, and Signed JAR Disabled by DefaultWeak named curves are disabled by default by adding them to the following
disabledAlgorithms security properties:
jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms. The named curves are listed below.
With 47 weak named curves to be disabled, adding individual named curves to each
disabledAlgorithms property would be overwhelming. To relieve this, a new security property,
jdk.disabled.namedCurves, is implemented that can list the named curves common to all of the
disabledAlgorithms properties. To use the new property in the
disabledAlgorithms properties, precede the full property name with the keyword
include. Users can still add individual named curves to
disabledAlgorithms properties separate from this new property. No other properties can be included in the
To restore the named curves, remove the
include jdk.disabled.namedCurves either from specific or from all
disabledAlgorithms security properties. To restore one or more curves, remove the specific named curve(s) from the
Curves that are disabled through
jdk.disabled.namedCurves include the following: secp112r1, secp112r2, secp128r1, secp128r2, secp160k1, secp160r1, secp160r2, secp192k1, secp192r1, secp224k1, secp224r1, secp256k1, sect113r1, sect113r2, sect131r1, sect131r2, sect163k1, sect163r1, sect163r2, sect193r1, sect193r2, sect233k1, sect233r1, sect239k1, sect283k1, sect283r1, sect409k1, sect409r1, sect571k1, sect571r1, X9.62 c2tnb191v1, X9.62 c2tnb191v2, X9.62 c2tnb191v3, X9.62 c2tnb239v1, X9.62 c2tnb239v2, X9.62 c2tnb239v3, X9.62 c2tnb359v1, X9.62 c2tnb431r1, X9.62 prime192v2, X9.62 prime192v3, X9.62 prime239v1, X9.62 prime239v2, X9.62 prime239v3, brainpoolP256r1, brainpoolP320r1, brainpoolP384r1, brainpoolP512r1
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How you can update Java Runtime Environment to Update 271 of version 8?
It is pretty easy to update Jave 8 latest version on your computer. First, check the current version of Java which you are using from the settings. People who ask which version of Java should they use. Its pretty simple if you don’t have any specific requirement then use the latest version always.
- Now, let’s move to the procedure. Follow the steps written below to download and install the Java 8 Update 271.
- Visit the official page of Oracle Java Downloads.
- You will see a list of products under the Java SE Runtime Environment 8u271.
- Click on the Download icon beside the product you want to download and install.
Your product will start downloading right after clicking an icon. Remember, you have to accept the license agreements.