ESB-2019.0422 - Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compilers: Reduced security - Unknown/unspecified 2019-02-11

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                               ESB-2019.0422
        Low: IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compilers Withdrawal and
                   Support Discontinuance Announcement.
                             11 February 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compilers
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  z/OS
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10870998

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IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compilers Withdrawal and Support Discontinuance
Announcement.

More support for: Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): z/OS

Software edition: V4.2, V5.x

Reference #: 0870998

Modified date: 08 February 2019

Abstract

This document contains information regarding IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
Compilers Withdrawal and Support Discontinuance Announcements.

Content

+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|                      |        |End of   |                       |Replacement|
|Product name and      |Product |Service  |Replacement product    |product    |
|version               |number  |(EOS)    |name and version       |number     |
|                      |        |date     |                       |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |        |September|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |           |
|for z/OS, V4.2.0      |5655-S71|30, 2021 |for z/OS, V6.2.0 ^2    |5655-EC6   |
|                      |        |^1       |                       |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |        |April 30,|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |           |
|Developer Trial for z/|5655-TRY|2020 ^1  |Developer Trial for z/ |5655-TY6   |
|OS, V5.1.0            |        |         |OS, V6.2.0 ^3          |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |        |April 30,|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |           |
|Developer Trial for z/|5655-TRY|2020 ^1  |Developer Trial for z/ |5655-TY6   |
|OS, V5.2.0            |        |         |OS, V6.2.0 ^3          |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |        |April 30,|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |           |
|Value Unit Edition for|5697-ECV|2020 ^1  |Value Unit Edition for |5697-V61   |
|z/OS, V5.2.0          |        |         |z/OS, V6.2.0 ^4        |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |5655-W32|April 30,|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |5655-EC6   |
|for z/OS, V5.1.0      |        |2020 ^1  |for z/OS, V6.2.0 ^2    |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+
|IBM Enterprise COBOL  |5655-W32|April 30,|IBM Enterprise COBOL   |5655-EC6   |
|for z/OS, V5.2.0      |        |2020 ^1  |for z/OS, V6.2.0 ^2    |           |
+----------------------+--------+---------+-----------------------+-----------+

For more information on products EOS and other related questions please refer
to "COBOL 4.2, 5.1 & 5.2, ABO 1.2 End of Service Dates" blog posted on COBOL
Cafe - Community & Forum.  ^5


Related information

1 - Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Z platform selected
products - Some replacements available
2 - IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.2 delivers support for the new IBM z14
hardware and IBM z/OS V2.3 operating system
3 - IBM Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.2 delivers support for
the new IBM z14 hardware and IBM z/OS V2.3 operating system
4 - IBM Enterprise COBOL Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V6.2 supports the new IBM
z14 hardware and IBM z/OS V2.3 operating system
5 - COBOL Cafe - Community & Forum: COBOL 4.2, 5.1 & 5.2, ABO 1.2 End of
Service Dates

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