Fixpack3 with important TLS, xPages, LDAP and a bunch of other fixes released today.
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Sources: SoftLayer IBM Pressrelease
IBM Domino could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check the contents of the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations.
A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack to decrypt sensitive information and calculate the plaintext of secure connections. Note that Interim Fixes are cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous versions.
IBM Security Bulletin
Q: What versions of Notes will be supported on Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite?
IBM Notes 9.0.1 slipstream with 9.0.1 Fix Pack 2 or above is required for support. Prior releases, including Notes 8.5.x, are not supported.
Source: IBM Technote
So on Monday, Rometty and CFO Martin Schroeter had to tell Wall Street that they would not hit the target.
“Given our third-quarter performance, the actions we’re taking and with only 15 months till the end of 2015, we no longer expect to deliver $20 operating earnings per share in 2015,” Schroeter said on the quarterly conference call.
A huge IBM selloff followed the news, and the shares dropped 7% in heavy volume. Some analysts on the call then questioned if IBM was in a “crises.”
But here’s the thing.
This could really be good news for IBM and Rometty. She’s no longer jumping through hoops to meet an arbitrary EPS number selected by the previous CEO, from a tactic that made sense in 2007.
Source: Business Insider
SHA-2 support for Domino 9.x is planned to be delivered over the next several weeks via an Interim Fix.
With this Interim Fix, Domino administrators will be able to configure Domino 9.x to use a SHA-2 certificate over HTTP, SMTP, LDAP, POP, and IMAP. With a SHA-2 certificate in place, users will be able to use a browser to connect to iNotes, XPages, traditional Domino Web apps, and Sametime (based on Domino HTTP).
Once the Interim Fix is applied, browser users will not receive a security alert since Domino will be configured with SHA-2. Domino administrators will be able to import a 3rd-party SHA-2 cert or generate SHA-2 certs with the Domino Administrator client with Domino 9.x running the Interim Fix on all supported platforms. As mentioned in the above section, the cryptographic infrastructure needed to provide these features was new to Domino 9.x. For this reason, we will not be able to support SHA-2 on Domino 8.5.x.
Source: IBM Technote
This release includes a roll up of fixes that we’ve been releasing for the past couple of months. Additionally, it also adds some new features.
Source: Luis Benitez
Over the week-end, we enhanced IBM SmartCloud for Social Business with a brand new capability: audio-video calling. With this latest update, we are now adding one-to-one audio-video calling to instant messaging. How this works is very simple. Let’s imagine that you and I are starting a chat (of course, with a very polite “hi…”). You will now see two new buttons in your chat window: one to start an audio-video call, and one to start an audio-only call. After you click on the video button, I can accept the request, and both of us can see each other in a quality video call.
Source: The Sametime Blog
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