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Status Planned for future release
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2021

synchronize the versions of JRE in Connect Direct

Install agent is packaged with an older version of Java with numerous security vulnerabilities.

Main java :

$ ./jre/ibm-java-x86_64-80/jre/bin/java -version

java version "1.8.0_261"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build - pxa6480sr6fp15-20200724_01(SR6 FP15))

Install agent java:

$ ./install/agent/jre/bin/java -version

java version "1.8.0_221"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build - pxa6480sr5fp40-20190807_01(SR5 FP40))

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Security fix

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Mar 12, 2021

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it in detail with my development team and we agree that this would be a worthwhile enhancement. I have accepted this enhancement and we will look to update the version of Java leveraged by the C:D agent in the near term.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager