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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0462
        RACF fix OA38745 required for distributed identify logging
                                11 May 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Application Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  z/OS
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21594863&myns=swgws&mynp=OCSS7K4U&mync=E

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RACF fix OA38745 required for distributed identify logging
Flash (Alert)

Document information

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS

Security

Software version:
8.0

Operating system(s):
z/OS

Reference #:
1594863

Modified date:
2012-05-10

Abstract

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.0 users who use distributed identity 
mapping should install the RACF fix for OA38745 to ensure complete auditing 
field generation,

Content

Versions affected:

The distributed identity mapping function is new in WebSphere Application 
Server Version 8.0. Previous versions of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS 
are not affected.

Problem description:
The problem described in RACF APAR OA38745 can lead to a situation in which 
distributed identity values are missing or incorrect in SMF type 80 records 
for Insufficient Authority (INSAUTH) when the distributed identity mapping 
function is used..

Solution:
WebSphere Application Server users who use the distributed identity mapping 
function should apply the fix for APAR OA38745 to ensure that these fields are 
completely and correctly filled in.

For additional details and information on WebSphere Application Server for 
z/OS, see WebSphere Application Server for z/OS

Copyright and trademark information

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names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM 
trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information" at 
www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.

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