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Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x interim fixes address a security vulnerability

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Abstract

Cognos Business Intelligence interim fixes address a security vulnerability affecting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 and 10.2.1.

Download Description

The following interim fixes provide important product corrections related to a security vulnerability affecting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 and 10.2.1:

  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 Interim Fix 10
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 Interim Fix 7
Please note - these security fixes are also available in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 Fix Pack 4.

It is recommended that you apply the appropriate fix to all affected environments. After installing the IBM Cognos BI security updater, follow the instructions in Updating the IBM Cognos gateway after security kit installation. It is important to update the IBM Cognos BI gateway as there could be a potential mix of 32 bit and 64 bit libraries resulting in errors when accessing the gateway.

Please refer to the Security Bulletin for more details.

Prerequisites

These interim fixes require the following releases are installed as prerequisites:

  • Cognos BI 10.2 Interim Fix 10 (10.2.0 IF10) requires that Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 is already installed.
  • Cognos BI 10.2.1 Interim Fix 7 (10.2.1 IF7) requires that Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 is already installed

Installation Instructions

To download an interim fix
1. Review the prerequisites.
2. Download the appropriate compressed tar file using the links in the Download package section.
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To install an interim fix on Linux or UNIX

  1. Copy the downloaded interim fix to the appropriate operating system.
  2. Change to the directory where you have copied the downloaded interim fix image.
  3. Enter the following command: gunzip <filename> .tar.gz | tar xvf –
  4. If you want to see the version of a component before you install it, unpack the tar file to disk, or read the table of contents of the tar file.
  5. Follow the installation instructions in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Installation and Configuration Guide.
  6. Apply the interim fix to all installations.
Note: GNU Zip can be obtained from www.gzip.org and GNU tar can be obtained from www.gnu.org/software/tar . 

To install an interim fix on Windows
  1. Change to the directory where you have downloaded the interim fix.
  2. Using your file compress and decompress utility, decompress the .tar.gz file. If you are using WinZip, select the option "use folder names".
  3. If you want to see the version of a component before you install it, unpack the tar file to disk, or read the table of contents of the tar file.
  4. Follow the installation instructions in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Installation and Configuration Guide.
  5. Apply the interim fix to all installations.
URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Cognos BI Installation and Configuration Guide 10.2 Language Independent 7000
Cognos BI Installation and Configuration Guide 10.2.1 Language Independent 7000

Download package

It is recommended that you install the latest generally available interim fix.



Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 AIX 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 21170000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 HP-UX Itanium 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 21220000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 Linux pSeries 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 18600000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 Linux x86 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 18480000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 Linux zSeries 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 18300000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 Solaris 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 20530000 FC
Cognos BI Server 32-bit 10.2 IF10 Windows 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 95970000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2 IF10 Windows 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 182390000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 AIX 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 19460000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 HP-UX Itanium 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 19520000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Linux pSeries 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 16880000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Linux x86 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 16760000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Linux zSeries 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 16570000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Solaris 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 18820000 FC
Cognos BI Server 32-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Windows 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 114940000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.1 IF7 Windows 09 Sep 2014 Language Independent 225290000 FC

Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence

Software version: 10.2, 10.2.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4038145

Modified date: 12 September 2014