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OpenVMS VMS73_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100 Alpha V7.3 DW_MOT_MUP ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100 Alpha V7.3 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.pcsi-dcx_axpexe, then it can
       be expanded by typing RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe.  The resultant
       file will be the PCSI installation file which can be used to install
       the ECO.
 

 
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2001.  All rights reserved.

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

COMPONENT:  DECwindows MotifServer

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_DW_MOT_MUP-V0100--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None 
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  2176 Blocks
     Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_1
                            1 - To be installed on all systems running
                                the listed version(s) of OpenVMS.

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:

         None 

       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:

         None 


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for DECwindows MotifServer components on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3.  
This kit addresses the following problems:

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_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.

                                NOTE
                               ----

     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  SEVMS Alpha Version 6.2

        o  OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.1-2

        o  OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1

        o  OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2

        o  OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1H1

        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


                                   NOTE
                                   ----

     OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2 is not subject to this  potential  security
     vulnerability.

     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$TRANSPORT_COMMON.EXE
                            [SYSLIB]DECW$TRANSPORT_DECNET.EXE
                            [SYSLIB]DECW$TRANSPORT_LAT.EXE
                            [SYSLIB]DECW$TRANSPORT_LOCAL.EXE
                            [SYSLIB]DECW$TRANSPORT_TCPIP.EXE

INSTALLATION NOTES:

This kit requires a system reboot.  Compaq strongly recommends that
a  reboot  is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
system instability.

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.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation  utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
DCL prompt:

PRODUCT INSTALL VMS73_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:

Due to the nature of the problem that  this  kit  corrects,  Compaq
recommends  that  the  old  files  be  deleted  and not left on the
system.

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
      FALSE.

   -  Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL command and
      add that command to the DCL procedure.

         /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0

   -  De-assign the logicals assigned

For   example,   a   sample   command   file   to    install    the
VMS73_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 VMS73_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
        $ exit

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.


All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
Files on this server are as follows:
»dec-axpvms-vms73_dw_mot_mup-v0100--4.README
»dec-axpvms-vms73_dw_mot_mup-v0100--4.CHKSUM
»dec-axpvms-vms73_dw_mot_mup-v0100--4.pcsi-dcx_axpexe
»vms73_dw_mot_mup-v0100.CVRLET_TXT
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