JDK-8215512 : Remove initialized field and checkInitialized method from Provider
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.security
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Open
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Submitted: 2018-12-17
  • Updated: 2018-12-21
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Description
It should be safe to remove this code now, as it was probably used to safeguard against malicious subclasses, see https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/seccodeguide-139067.html#4-5 for more info. These issues were fixed in JDK 6.

However, it is worth a closer look to make sure before removing.

See also the discussion thread at http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/security-dev/2018-December/019002.html.