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Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 interim fix addresses a security vulnerability

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Abstract

Cognos Business Intelligence interim fix addresses a security vulnerability affecting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2.

Download Description

The following interim fix provides important product corrections related to a security vulnerability affecting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2:

  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Interim Fix 8 (Implemented by file 10.2.6104.1027)

It is recommended that you apply this 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.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x Security Interim Fixes are now cumulative. The updater file provided contains all the security fixes applicable to 10.2.x releases made available since January 2015. The updater file identified in the Download section can be applied if security fixes made available previously (including those available since January 2015) have already been installed.

Please refer to the Security Bulletin for more details.

Prerequisites

This interim fix requires the following release installed as a prerequisite:

  • Cognos BI 10.2.2 Interim Fix 8 (10.2.2 IF8) requires that Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 is already installed

This Interim Fix is compatible with all Fix Packs and Interim Fixes that have previously been made available for this release.

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.
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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.

Applicable Tech Notes
Fix Pack and Interim Fix Rollback - http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21341204
Customization Considerations When Installing Interim Fixes - http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21632409

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Cognos BI Installation and Configuration Guide 10.2.2 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 10.2.2 IF8 AIX 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 58270000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Linux pSeries 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 39100000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Linux Sys p LE 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 22580000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Linux x86 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 37230000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Linux zSeries 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 38460000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Solaris 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 48780000 FC
Cognos BI Server 32-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Windows 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 37320000 FC
Cognos BI Server 64-bit 10.2.2 IF8 Windows 26 Jan 2016 Language Independent 57380000 FC

Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence

Software version: 10.2.2

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

Reference #: 4041627

Modified date: 05 October 2016