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Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 23:30:03 CST
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TITLE: OpenVMS VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100 Alpha V7.1-2 DW_MOT_MUP ECO Summary
New Kit Date: 29-OCT-2001
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: New Kit
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
rename the PCSI file to kitname-dcx_axpexe.pcsi, then it can
be expanded by typing RUN kitname-dcx_axpexe.pcsi. The resultant
file will be the PCSI installation file which can be used to install
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2001. All rights reserved.
OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha
COMPONENT: DECwindows Motif Server
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation 2001
ECO Kit Name: VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 1952 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Yes
Installation Rating: 1 - To be installed by all customers.
The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
installation of this kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
MUP kit exists for DECwindows Motif Server on OpenVMS V7.1-2. This
kit addresses the following problems:
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100 KIT:
o Compaq has determined that systems running OpenVMS Alpha,
OpenVMS VAX, SEVMS VAX or SEVMS Alpha with the DECwindows
MotifServer installed have a potential security vulnerability
that could be exploited to allow existing users unauthorized
access to data and system resources. To protect against this
potential security risk, Compaq is making available a
mandatory update patch for OpenVMS customers.
Installation of the DECwindows Motif Server is optional during
the installation of the OpenVMS Operating System. You can
verify whether or not the DECwindows Motif Server has been
installed on your system using the following command:
$ DIRECTORY SYS$LIBRARY:DECW$*.EXE
If no DECW$*.EXE files are present on your system, the
DECwindows Motif Server is not installed on your system and
you do not need to apply this mandatory update.
If the DECwindows Motif Server is not installed on your system
you do NOT need to install this mandatory update.
Apply this mandatory update if the DECwindow Motif Server is
installed on your system and you are running one of the
following versions of OpenVMS or SEVMS:
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 and all associated hardware
releases (for example, Version 6.2-1H1)
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.1-2
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1H1
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2
o OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3
o OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2
o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1
o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.2
o OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
o SEVMS VAX Version 6.2
o SEVMS Alpha Version 6.2
OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2 is not subject to this potential security
After completing the update, Compaq strongly recommends that
you perform an immediate backup of your system disk so that
any subsequent restore operations begin with updated software.
Otherwise, you must reapply the update after a future restore
operation. Also, if at some future time you upgrade your
system to one of the versions of OpenVMS or SEVMS listed you
must reapply the update.
Images Affected: [SYSLIB]DECW$TRANSPORT_COMMON.EXE
This kit requires a system reboot. Compaq strongly recommends that
a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also be
rebooted in order to make use of the new image(s). If it is not
possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a
rolling re-boot may be performed. However, due to the nature of
the problem that this kit corrects, Compaq strongly recommends a
rolling re-boot be performed immediately on each cluster node.
Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
PRODUCT INSTALL VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP /SOURCE=[location of Kit]
The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.
Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing HELP
PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt
Special Installation Instructions:
o Due to the nature of the problem that this kit corrects, Compaq
recommends that the old files be deleted and not left on the
During installation, this kit will ask and require user response to
several questions. If you wish to automate the installation of
this kit and avoid having to provide responses to these questions,
you must create a DCL command procedure that includes the following
definitions and commands:
- Define logical NO_ASK$BACKUP as TRUE
- Define logical NO_ASK$REBOOT as TRUE
- Define logical ARCHIVE_DW_MOT_MUP as TRUE if you wish to delete
the replaced files. If you do not want the replaced files
deleted (NOT recommended by Compaq), define this logical as
- Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL command and
add that command to the DCL procedure.
- De-assign the logicals assigned
For example, a sample command file to install the
VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100 kit would be:
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP "TRUE"
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT "TRUE"
$ DEFINE/SYS ARCHIVE_DW_MOT_MUP "TRUE"
$ PROD INSTALL VMS712_DW_MOT_MUP/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
$ DEASSIGN/SYS ARCHIVE_DW_MOT_MUP
After the command file is created, run the file to to install the
kit. Note that if you use this method to install the kit, the
installation will proceed without interruption. All "Do you wish
to continue" questions will be disabled.