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Oracle stopped providing free public support for Java 6 in Feb 2013.
The Jenkins community should no longer be supporting running Jenkins on a JVM where the general community developers do not have access to a build of the JVM with the current security fixes applied as it may not be able to ascertain whether the security fixes in the "Premier Support" or "Extended Support" versions of Java 6 JVMs may be causing the issues running with Java 6.
At this point in time (March 2015) Oracle is providing free public suppport for Jave 7 and Jave 8, and thus the minimum version of Java should be moved to Java 7.
JENKINS-28120 Jenkins core to require Java7
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Daniel Beck added a comment -
Duplicates the later
Needs a corresponding fix in ssh-slaves, which still auto-installs the disgustingly outdated 6u45.