Release Notes: Serious security vulnerabilities in the browser plug-in were resolved. Due to the severity of these vulnerabilities and the reported exploitation of CVE-2013-1493 "in the wild", Oracle strongly recommends the application of this update as soon as possible.
Release Notes: Many serious security vulnerabilities, many of them affecting the browser plug-in, were fixed.
Release Notes: A serious security issue allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted applet has been fixed. This issue was reported as CVE-2012-4681. Updating is strongly recommended, as exploits are available.
Release Notes: Full support for Mac OS X and for Linux on ARM has been added. JavaFX is now packaged. Java Access Bridge is now included. An alternative hash function is included. The security warning dialog messages have been modified. Several minor bugs have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release resolves twelve remotely-exploitable security vulnerabilities and improves VM configuration file loading.
Release Notes: This release adds JDK support for Mac OS X, adds a new supported Garbage Collector, Garbage First (G1), adds SPARC T4-specific crypto optimizations, adds a new flag to unlock commercial features, fixes various bugs, updates the JVM to version 23, upgrades JAXP to 1.4.6 and Java DB to 10.8.2.2, and updates Olson timezone data to version 2012c.
Release Notes: 14 critical security vulnerabilities, all of them remotely exploitable, were fixed. Updating is strongly recommended. Other minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: The footprint of signed JAR files was reduced. Caching of network content for application code running in Web Start mode is now enabled by default. Handling of content with gzip encoding was improved. Several other minor improvements and bugfixes were made. Olson time zone data was updated to version 2011l.
Release Notes: This major release is based on OpenJDK. Performance on multi-core systems was improved. A new join/fork framework was integrated. Better support for dynamic and scripted languages was introduced. Unicode 6.0.0 and ISO 4217 currency codes are now supported. Project Coin brings various improvements to the Java language, such as binary literals, underscores in numeric literals, Strings in switch statements, and many others. Various other improvements and enhancements were made.