JR35136: CMVC 194430 - WEBSPHERE COMMERCE ENHANCEMENT TO SESSION SECURITY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Websphere Commerce enhances the security in session management
    by generating the session information (session cookie or URL
    parameters) with a generated encryption key different from the
    merchant key provided by the administrator.  This enhancement
    employs separate keys for session and data encryption to improve
    the overall security for WebSphere Commerce sites.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • USERS AFFECTED:
    All WebSphere Commerce customers who wish to enhance session
    security.
    
    PROBLEM ABSTRACT:
    WebSphere Commerce enhancement to session security.
    
    BUSINESS IMPACT:
    Enhance overall security of WebSphere Commerce.
    
    RECOMMENDATION:
    

Problem conclusion

  • This fix introduces a new encryption key different from the
    merchant key to encrypt session data.  Seperating the key to
    encrypt session and database data enhances the overall security
    of WebSphere Commerce.
    
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    The latest available maintenance information can be obtained
    from the Recommended Fixes for WebSphere Commerce technote:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3046&uid=swg21261296
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR35136

  • Reported component name

    WC BUS EDITION

  • Reported component ID

    5724I3800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-12-15

  • Closed date

    2010-03-31

  • Last modified date

    2010-03-31

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WC BUS EDITION

  • Fixed component ID

    5724I3800

Applicable component levels

  • R600 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

Software version:

7.0

Reference #:

JR35136

Modified date:

2010-03-31

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