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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

    Impact to CLM 5.x suite of products due to Java 6 EOS (2018.03.29)
                               3 April 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 5.x
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Apple iOS
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Alternate Program

Original Bulletin: 

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Impact to CLM 5.x suite of products due to Java 6 EOS

Document information

More support for: Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management
General Information

Software version: 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, iOS, z/OS

Reference #: 2015069

Flash (Alert)


This flash is announcing the impact of Java 6 End of Service (EOS) for the IBM
Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 5.x suite of products.


IBM SDK Java(TM) Technology Edition, Version 6 is no longer supported on
distributed platforms. IBM stopped providing security fixes to Java 6 on most
platforms in September 2017. For Systems z, Java 6 will be in end of service as
of September 2018. As a result, IBM will not provide any further Java related
security fixes for products that are built with Java 6, and EOS impact
announcements are being published. WebSphere Application Server (WAS) v7.x and
v8.5.5.x on Java 6 JDK will be in EOS as of April 30, 2018.


IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) version 5.x uses Java 6 and is
being affected.


IBM highly recommends customers that use IBM Watson IoT Continuous Engineering
/ Collaborative Lifecycle Management suite of products upgrade to V6.0.5 due to
potential Java security risks in V5.0.2 and earlier releases of these products.
V6.0.5 is the first release of the Continuous Engineering suite to use the IBM
Java SDK v8. Earlier Continuous Engineering releases V6.0 to 6.0.4 use the IBM
Java SDK v7, both of which are still supported. See IBM developer kits
lifecycle dates for more details.

Reference material:

Java SE 6 end of service in WebSphere Application Server V8.5

CLM Upgrade Resource:

  o System Requirements for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management
    (CLM) 6.0.5

  o Interactive Upgrade Guide 6.0.5

  o CLM V6 Sizing Guide

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