Bug 1737109 - Update OpenJDK to 8u232 ahead of the October 2019 security update
Summary: Update OpenJDK to 8u232 ahead of the October 2019 security update
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: java-1.8.0-openjdk
Version: 7.7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Andrew John Hughes
QA Contact: OpenJDK QA
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Blocks: 1725255
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Reported: 2019-08-02 16:50 UTC by Andrew John Hughes
Modified: 2020-03-31 19:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: java-1.8.0-openjdk-1.8.0.232.b08-0.1.ea.el7
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Last Closed: 2020-03-31 19:51:33 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2020:1071 0 None None None 2020-03-31 19:52:02 UTC

Description Andrew John Hughes 2019-08-02 16:50:02 UTC
This is the 8u232 version of bug 1705328, and is similar to previous bugs like bug 1649852, but reflects the new release process where Red Hat are also maintaining OpenJDK 8u upstream.

We have regular security updates of the OpenJDK packages every three months. At present, updates from one upstream version to another all end up going in during a short two week period before the release, because that's when we have the full set of security patches, and hence security bugs under which to commit them.

It would be preferable to avoid this bottleneck by updating to early builds of the next OpenJDK release in y-stream, so that the actual updates required for the security release is just the actual security patches.

Building in RHEL early enables us to avoid potential issues that are limited to certain architectures we support, but that aren't commonly used by developers (e.g. ppc64, ppc64le, s390 & s390x). This is why I've chosen RHEL 7 for this bug, as it has the full complement of architectures we need to build on.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-31 19:51:33 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2020:1071


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