Archive for the Category: Security

T.Rob’s post of “When deprecated != deprecated”

T.Rob Wyatt of IoPT Consulting has a new blog posting called “When deprecated != deprecated“. If you use SSL/TLS with IBM MQ then you should read it: https://t-rob.net/2018/01/19/when-deprecated-deprecated/ Here is the current IBM MQ Depreciated Cipher page. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Beta testers needed for MQ Channel Connection Inspector

All, Capitalware is ready for beta testers for a new solution called: MQ Channel Connection Inspector. Have you ever had client applications or remote queue managers attempt to connect to your queue manager but failed and the user claimed they used the “correct values”. I’ve created a new solution to quickly diagnose this problem and […]

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Managed .NET Channel Security Exit Not Valid

IBM has issued a fix for a “managed .NET client can not reference security exit in a path that contains parentheses”. http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IT21682 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Loanet Client-side MQ Security Exit

It has been brought to my attention that the client-side MQ Security Exit required by SunGard’s Loanet has the EXACT same format as the client-side Security Exit for Depository Trust Clearing Corporation. Therefore, if your company is interacting with Loanet and requires a client-side MQ Security Exit, you can use SX4DTC2 and/or z/SX4DTC2. For more […]

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Equifax Hired a Music Major as the Company’s Chief Security Officer

Here’s a shocking article stating that Equifax CEO Richard Smith hired Susan Mauldin as Equifax’s Chief Security Officer. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/equifax-ceo-hired-a-music-major-as-the-companys-chief-security-officer-2017-09-15 Many years ago, I got a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and have worked my whole […]

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IBM Broke T.Rob’s Stash!

T.Rob Wyatt has posted a blog item on how IBM broke his stash file (so to speak). You can read about it here: https://t-rob.net/2017/07/28/dude-ibm-broke-my-stash/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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MQ Channel Encryption Product Advisory

It has been discovered that very small TSH segments will cause MQCEJ (Java/JMS) and MQCEDN (.NET) to throw an exception. The issue has been fixed and a product update is available. To get the latest Capitalware commercial product release, send an email to support@capitalware.com and we will send you the latest release of the product. […]

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IBM MQ V9 – New CVEs

A new vulnerability has been logged: CVE-2017-1337. IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2 Java/JMS application can incorrectly transmit user credentials in plain text. Another new vulnerability has been logged: CVE-2017-1284. IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2 could allow a local user with ability to run or enable trace, to obtain sensitive information from WebSphere Application Server traces […]

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RFE – Add QM name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules

Please review and vote for this RFE if you think it’s a good idea. The link below will take you directly there. Headline: Add queue manager name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules URL to review the RFE and Vote for it if you like: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=103607 Description: For MQTT and AMQP […]

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Pres. Trump says gov’t agencies need better security – MQ security too?

The other day, U.S. President Donald Trump said: the government agencies need to better protect their networks. Most of the U.S. government agencies use IBM MQ for their messaging middleware. Application messages that traverse their MQ environment contain confidential and highly secure information. As many of you know, A basic setup of IBM MQ Server […]

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