Applications Using RC4 Throw 'Javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received Fatal Alert: Handshake_failure' with Java SE 7 Update 85 (Doc ID 2037473.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2017

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 and later
Advanced Networking Option - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Applications using SSL/TLS throw "javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure" with Java SE 6 update 101, 7 update 85, or 8 update 51.

Changes

After upgrading the JDK from any earlier revision of Java SE 6 to 6u101.

After upgrading the JDK from 7u80 to 7u85.

After upgrading the JDK from 8u45 to 8u51.

After upgrading JRockit to JDK160_101 Oracle JRockit R28.3.7

Cause

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