New constructor in sun.tools.java.ClassPath builds a path using File.separator instead of File.pathSeparator.Char
When Sun added support for fix 6473331, which adds support for Class-Path manifest entries in JAR files to rmic, they added a new constructor for sun.tools.java.ClassPath:
public ClassPath(String patharray)
which calls a new private method:
private void init(String} patharray)
The init method builds the String pathstr. The problem is that it separates the path entries by using File.separator instead of File.pathSeparatorChar. Any application that is using the pathstr as a search path will not be able to properly parse the entries. Such an application is the IBM ORB used by Websphere.