Cloudera has put a significant amount of work into upgrading the third-party libraries used in our just-released C6 version. This major upgrade of our software has given us the opportunity to upgrade many of the libraries we use. These upgrades allow us to avoid security vulnerabilities, use modern versions of libraries, and to standardize versions of libraries across CDH.
Modern software development relies on reusing other people’s code. Code reused in this fashion is called a “third-party library.”