JDK-7160619 : enhance the list of secure jnlp properties to support useLegacyMergeSort
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: webstart
  • Priority: P4
  • Affected Version: 7,7u3
  • OS: windows_xp,windows_vista
  • CPU: x86
  • Submit Date: 2012-04-11
  • Updated Date: 2017-05-17
  • Resolved Date: 2012-07-04
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Description
Please add the property java.util.Arrays.useLegacyMergeSort to the list 
of secure properties.
This would allow smoother migration from 6 to 7

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/compatibility-417013.html

Area: API: Utilities
Synopsis: Updated sort behavior for Arrays and Collections may throw an IllegalArgumentException
Description: The sorting algorithm used by java.util.Arrays.sort and (indirectly) by java.util.Collections.sort has been replaced. The new sort implementation may throw an IllegalArgumentException if it detects a Comparable that violates the Comparable contract. The previous implementation silently ignored such a situation.
If the previous behavior is desired, you can use the new system property, java.util.Arrays.useLegacyMergeSort, to restore previous mergesort behavior.
Nature of Incompatibility: behavioral
RFE: 6804124

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EVALUATION The following property won't be included: - sun.security.ssl.allowUnsafeRenegotiation (security vulnerability)
2012-06-20