ESB-2018.2736 - [Win][Linux][Solaris][AIX] IBM Business Process Manager: Reduced security - Unknown/unspecified 2018-09-14

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IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.x has limited support for WebSphere
           Application Server (WAS) and later fix packs
                             14 September 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM Business Process Manager
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Alternate Program

Original Bulletin:

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IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.x has limited support for WebSphere
Application Server (WAS) and later fix packs

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 0730849

Modified date: 11 September 2018

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Due to changes in Java 6 support, IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.x has
limited support for WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and later fix


The following list shows the limitation by BPM version as it relates to support
for WAS and later fix packs.

  o 8.5.0.x: Not supported
  o 8.5.5: Not supported
  o 8.5.6: Only supported when using Java 7.
  o 8.5.7: Only supported when using Java 7.

The reason for this is that these WAS fix packs remove Java 6 since it is no
longer supported.

If you are considering applying these fix packs to BPM 8.5.6 or 8.5.7, then you
must ensure you are using Java 7 prior to applying the WAS fix pack. See
Switching the edition of Java used in IBM BPM for details on using Java 7.

If you upgrade to BPM 8.6 or later versions, you are not impacted by this as
BPM now uses Java 8. See Product maintenance strategy for IBM Business Process
Manager for details on what the latest versions are.

Related information

BPM Java Support

Cross reference information

Product Component                Platform                      Version           Edition

IBM Business Process Manager     Linux, Windows                All Versions

IBM Business Process Manager     AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows  All Versions

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