JDK-8050158 : Introduce system property to maintain RC4 preference order
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.net.ssl
  • Affected Version: 7u80
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2014-07-14
  • Updated: 2017-05-17
  • Resolved: 2014-07-15
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5.0u75Fixed 5.0u81Fixed 6u105Fixed 7u72Fixed
JDK-8043200 introduces changes to make the RC4 ciphersuite less preferable. To maintain the old behaviour for applications that may have issues in working with new ciphersuites, a system property flag can be introduced to revert to the old behaviour.

current suggestion for property name : jdk.tls.preserveRC4CipherSuites

This would apply to older JDK families old. JDK 7u, JDK 6u and JDK 5u.
SQE OK to take the low risk fix to PSU14_04