Advanced Authentication 6.2 Patch Update 5 Release Notes

July 2020

For more information about this release and for the latest release notes, see the Advanced Authentication NetIQ Documentation page. To download this product, see the Advanced Authentication Product website. You can post feedback in the Advanced Authentication forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

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IMPORTANT:Advanced Authentication 6.3 and later will not support SLES 11 Service Pack 4.

1.0 What’s New?

Advanced Authentication 6.2 Patch Update 5 includes the following improvement:

1.1 Security Improvements

This patch includes the following security improvement:

Security Vulnerabilities in Linux Kernel

This patch resolves a potential Linux kernel vulnerabilities in Advanced Authentication 6.2 Patch Update 4 and prior releases. For more information, see CVE-2020-8649.

2.0 Upgrading

You must start the upgrade process first from the Global Master server (GMS), then upgrade the database servers, and finally upgrade the web servers.

For more information about upgrading from 6.x, see Upgrading Advanced Authentication in the Advanced Authentication- Server Installation and Upgrade guide.

3.0 Contact Information

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