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ACMS ACMS_U2_043 ACMS V4.3 for OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary
TITLE: ACMS ACMS_U2_043 ACMS V4.3 for OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary

New Kit Date:       06-JUN-2002
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  Updated Kit  Supersedes VMS73_ACMS-V0100
                                            VMS721H1_ACMS-V0100 and
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 or
       kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
       RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe.  The
       resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
       used to install the ECO.

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2002.  All rights reserved.


OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:  ACMS_U2_043
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: VMS73_ACMS-V0100

     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  1926 Blocks 
     Kit Applies To: ACMS V4.3
                     OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-1, V7.2-1H1, V7.2-2 and V7.3 
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  No
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Information Not Available
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_1

                           1 : To be installed by all customers.

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this, or any required  kit:

         ACMS V4.3

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



An ECO kit exists for ACMS V4.3 on opemVMS Alpha V7.2-1 through V7.3.
This kit addresses the following problems:


  o  When running the Compaq OpenVMS  Alpha  Version  7.3  Debugger
     (provided  with  OpenVMS  Alpha  Version  7.2),  the ACMS Task
     Debugger cannot access workspace contents using the  Workspace
     symbol  process  (workspace  looker).   The following error is
     returned when the EXAMINE command is issued:

        %DEBUG-E-NOSYMBOL, symbol 'CTRL_WKSP' is not in
        the symbol table

          Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]ACMSDBG.EXE

  o  If the previous ACMS ECO kits are installed, during an OpenVMS
     upgrade, ACMS V4.3 files are deleted from the system.

            VMS721H1_ACMS-V0100 AND VMS721_ACMS-V0100 KITS

  o  Compaq has determined that OpenVMS Alpha systems running  ACMS
     version  4.3  or  4.4  have  a serious security flaw involving
     elevated privileges that could be exploited.   This  potential
     Security  Vulnerability  involves  ACMS  processes having more
     privileges  enabled  than  the  privileges  specified  in  the
     authorization file.

     To protect against this potential  security  risk,  Compaq  is
     making   available  a  mandatory  update  ECO  for  ACMS  V4.3
     customers running OpenVMS Alpha V7.2, V7.2-2, and V7.3.

     The ACMS V4.3 ECO kit is  being  made  available  through  the
     Compaq services web site and ECO kit distribution tools.

     For ACMS V4.4 customers a new product  version  release,  ACMS
     V4.4A,  is  being  distributed  on  the  OpenVMS Alpha Product
     Library starting in Q1 CY2002.   ACMS  V4.4  customers  should
     upgrade  to  V4.4A  immediately.   ACMS  V4.4A is supported on
     OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2 and V7.3.

                        **** NOTE ****

     This problem does not compromise the security of  the  OpenVMS
     operating  system.   If  ACMS is not installed on your system,
     you do NOT need to install this  mandatory  update.   You  can
     verify  whether  or not ACMS has been installed on your system
     using the following command:

          $ ACMS/SHOW SYSTEM

     If ACMS is  not  installed  you  will  get  a  "%DCL-W-IVVERB,
     unrecognized   command   verb"  error  message.   If  ACMS  is
     installed, you will get a ACMS status message that  tells  you
     the version of ACMS running on your machine.

          Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]ACMSBOOT.EXE


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


The saveset location may be a tape drive, CD, or a  disk  directory
that contains the kit.

You do not need to reboot your OpenVMS system.  However,  you  will
need  to  restart  ACMS  after  applying the patch kit by using the
following ACMS procedures:



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