One year ago it was a report of a similar issue on
JRE 1.7.0u67
CentOS 6.6 x64

The error had also been thrown by java.util.zip.Deflater. It is a very standard Java class and we did not touch the corresponding code probably since versions 2.x of PD4ML and never had troubles with it before.

Last time we suspected a JDK installation inconsistencies (or may be even a palform-specific bug), occasionally hit by v3.6.1b1. A JDK re-install and a switching to v3.9.5 have solved the issue that time. But we did not determine what exactly was “the cure”. I would recommend to switch to PD4ML v398fx5; and if it does not help, to re-install the JDK.