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JR53458: MIME TYPE FILTER IS NOT EFFECTIVE FOR ALL FILE TYPES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • For some documents, the MIME type is either too general or is
    not detected correctly, reducing the effectiveness of the MIME
    type filter. For example, files from Microsoft Office 2007 and
    later (.xlsx, .xlsm, .docx, etc) are detected as either
    application/octet-stream or application/x-zip-compressed in the
    browser, which is incorrect or too general.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • No additional information is available.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.0.1.3 and 8.5.0.1 that
    introduces additional functionality to the product with the use
    of a server-side configuration option that allows an optional
    whitelist of file extensions to be specified in addition to the
    optional whitelist of MIME-types. Only extensions in the file
    extension list may be uploaded.
    
    The following example is a sample configuration of the new
    option, which you can configure in the 100Custom.xml file:
    
    <server>
     <!-- extension white list which specifies extensions accepted
    for -->
     <!-- upload to document list or document attachment -->
     <document-attachment-accepted-extensions>
      <!-- specifies whether to allow a document with no extension
    for upload -->
      <allow-null-extension>false</allow-null-extension>
      <!-- lists the extensions allowed for upload -->
      <extension>xlsx</extension>
      <extension>docx</extension>
     </document-attachment-accepted-extensions>
    </server>
    
    Note: If the whitelist of MIME-types is configured in addition
    to the whitelist of file extensions, documents that match either
    of the whitelists (MIME-types or extensions) may be uploaded.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR53458:
    
        1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition
    from the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
    level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
        2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR53458, and click Continue.
    
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    fix.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR53458

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-06-02

  • Closed date

    2015-08-26

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-15

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Standard

Software version: 8.5

Reference #: JR53458

Modified date: 15 November 2016