javax.servlet.ServletException: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file

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via Jenkins JIRA by Ludovic Meurillon, 1 year ago
java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
via Jenkins JIRA by Ludovic Meurillon, 1 year ago
java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
via JFrog JIRA by Adam Retter, 1 year ago
java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to instantiate class org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder from {"stapler-class":"org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder","kind":"org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder"}
via JFrog JIRA by Adam Retter, 1 year ago
java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to instantiate class org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder from {"stapler-class":"org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder","kind":"org.jfrog.hudson.ArtifactoryBuilder"}
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java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to instantiate class com.xebialabs.deployit.ci.DeployitNotifier from {"credential":"admina2","application":"","version":"","packageProperties":{"propertyName":"exportAllPasswords","propertyValue":"true"},"verbose
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java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to instantiate class hudson.plugins.git.GitSCM from {"":["hudson.plugins.git.util.DefaultBuildChooser","7"],"authorOrCommitter":false,"branches":{"name":"**"},"browser":{"stapler-class
javax.servlet.ServletException: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:620)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:124)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:260)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:56)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:195)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188)
at winstone.classLoader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:68)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:319)
at hudson.security.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm$3.encodePassword(HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.java:621)
at hudson.security.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm$4.encodePassword(HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.java:641)
at hudson.security.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm$Details.fromPlainPassword(HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.java:441)
at hudson.security.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm$Details$DescriptorImpl.newInstance(HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.java:525)
at hudson.security.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm$Details$DescriptorImpl.newInstance(HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.java:501)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function$InstanceFunction.invoke(Function.java:288)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.interceptor.RequirePOST$Processor.invoke(RequirePOST.java:28)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function$InterceptedFunction.invoke(Function.java:389)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvoke(Function.java:151)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvokeAndServeResponse(Function.java:90)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$1.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:111)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:53)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$6.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:241)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:53)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:488)
at winstone.ServletConfiguration.execute(ServletConfiguration.java:248)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.forward(RequestDispatcher.java:333)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:376)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:95)
at hudson.plugins.greenballs.GreenBallFilter.doFilter(GreenBallFilter.java:58)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:98)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:87)
at winstone.FilterConfiguration.execute(FilterConfiguration.java:194)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:366)
at winstone.FilterConfiguration.execute(FilterConfiguration.java:194)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:366)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:84)
at hudson.security.UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.doFilter(UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.java:51)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at org.acegisecurity.ui.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:166)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at org.acegisecurity.ui.AbstractProcessingFilter.doFilter(AbstractProcessingFilter.java:271)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at jenkins.security.ApiTokenFilter.doFilter(ApiTokenFilter.java:63)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at org.acegisecurity.context.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.java:249)
at hudson.security.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.java:66)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:76)
at hudson.security.HudsonFilter.doFilter(HudsonFilter.java:164)
at winstone.FilterConfiguration.execute(FilterConfiguration.java:194)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:366)
at winstone.FilterConfiguration.execute(FilterConfiguration.java:194)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:366)
at hudson.util.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:81)
at winstone.FilterConfiguration.execute(FilterConfiguration.java:194)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.doFilter(RequestDispatcher.java:366)
at winstone.RequestDispatcher.forward(RequestDispatcher.java:331)
at winstone.RequestHandlerThread.processRequest(RequestHandlerThread.java:215)
at winstone.RequestHandlerThread.run(RequestHandlerThread.java:138)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:417)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:269)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:123)
at winstone.BoundedExecutorService$1.run(BoundedExecutorService.java:77)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:650)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:675)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

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