This morning I noticed that Automation Engine v12.3.9 HF1 was is not longer available from downloads.automic.com.
There are presently five (5) KB articles describing problems supposedly fixed by 12.3.9 HF1 .
This raises several questions:
thank you for the information!
We already deployed that version on some of our systems.So far, we did not observe any issues with the Windows agent 12.3.9 HF1.
@Broadcom Support:Do you have more details about the problem with the Windows agent? Is the Windows agent affected or the AE?We need that information in order to keep an eye on potentially affected agents.Also, we probably have to decide whether to rollback the Windows agent to 12.3.9.Kind regardsNorbert
We pulled 12.3.9 HF1 from our download center. as we discovered an escaped defect in 3 of our agent components. We have re-published 12.3.9 HF1 without following components: Windows Agent, AS/400 Agent, z/OS agent.
Once we have addressed the issues in the affected agents, we will publish 12.3.9 HF1 once again. At this time I cannot provide a date as to when we will re-publish 12.3.9 HF1.
Hello Kaj,could you please provide more information about the "escaped defect"?We still need to decide whether to asap rollback our Windows agents to 12.3.9 or to wait for a 12.3.9 hf2 fix.- What is the impact of the issue? Job aborts? Agent crash? Security leak?- In which cases does the issue occur? What is needed to reprocude the issue?- What do you suggest to users with already installed Windows agents 12.3.9 hf1?As said, the Windows agent 12.3.9 hf1 seems to be stable so far.Even more surprising, why Broadcom decided to do this unexpected step and revoke the agent.Kind regardsNorbert
Some additional details about escaped defect:
we discovered that changes meant for 12.3.9 HF2, the hotfix that will address CVE-2022-33756, somehow made it into 12.3.9 HF1. So an escaped fix, rather than an escaped defect. These changes lead to AS/400 agents and z/OS failing to connect to AE at startup.
As already pointed out by Donata Fagella, there is a KB article that explains the issue for Windows agents related to file transfer.If you are not experiencing 1) or 2) then no action is required until we re-issue 12.3.9 HF1
This is an effect of our automated CI/CD pipeline. Every time we re-build a release that is publicly available on the download center, it is rolled back (meaning removed). This does not indicate an explicit removal due to new issues we found, nor can this be anticipated, as its part of our ongoing software development lifecycle.
We will provide an official announcement once 12.3.9 HF1 is officially re-published.