I was able to launch the jar file just fine. Where did you download you're jar from? From the bottom of http://www.minecraft.net/download.jsp ??? I suggest you re-download it and try again. I know what causes that error and it's odd you're getting it.
My post below is for Minecraft Classic's Server program; against this specific forum's section.
Ironic that you would post with this problem right as I was about to as well; for I am having the same
problem on the same operating system... until I used the search bar.
I honestly am stumped for the moment as to why the .jar will not launch.
I opened up the minecraft-server.jar 's contents and the files are all completely correct.
I just want to add that I had downloaded the minecraft-server.jar a few days ago and launched
it without error, but I later deleted it; and it is only now that the file will not launch and prompts
me with the same error that you are given.