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IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3

Posted on 4th February 2015

A new fix pack for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 was released earlier this month which is described as a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues.

All Fix Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes/Domino 9.0.1x.

9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 addresses defects in both the Client, Server, Notes Browser Plug-in and Domino SE OpenSocial component.

What was fixed?

There were numerous fixes for both the Client and Server as described below:

Important Notes

  • 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 updates the embedded Notes/Domino JVM to 1.6 SR16 FP2 to address security vulnerabilities. This release has all of the content from the recently released POODLE and POODLE on TLS vulnerabilities in one easy to install package that includes the content from Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 2 Interim Fix 3 and Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 2 Interim Fix 4.
  • 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 is the first Fix Pack to sign using the IBM Apple Developer ID. 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 also introduces Apple v2 Developer ID signing, which is the signing required under OS X 10.10, 10.9.5 and above.
  • 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 adds support for the following:
    -- Chrome 37 for iNotes
    -- Citrix XenApp 7.6 for Notes
    -- VMware 5.5

Some highlights in this fix pack:

  • Resolved situation where an expired ID Vault password prevents Notes client setup. Users encountering this issue will see the setup program continuously loop presenting the password expired dialog box followed by the User Information setup dialog box.
  • Fixes issue where Sans-Serif DBCS characters are rotated 90 degrees.
  • Fixes "Error: This field cannot be split into multiple paragraphs" error received when copying and pasting a bitmap.
  • Fix for CVE-2014-3566 - SSLv3 POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). Solution adds TLS 1.0 support all Domino protocols not covered under other SPRs.
  • Support added for TLS 1.0 for SMTP and POP3.
  • Fixes issue where when using the Domino Administrator client to delete users from the address book, the error: "Error Looking up name on LDAP Server" occurs. This error is seen if long alternate names are set for the users.
  • Fixes XPage Mobile controls failing on iOS 8.
  • iNotes - Fixes issue where with IBM iNotes ActiveX enabled, an attachment in a mail disappears when the mail is saved.

Deciding to upgrade

Customers unable to upgrade to later Releases should install Fix Packs to benefit from later fixes made to the product. By providing a small number of fixes, customers are able to accept fewer code changes with lower risk, allowing them to "patch" an older Maintenance Release until a more extensive upgrade to the current Release is possible.

While Fix Packs provide important fixes, and IBM strongly recommends applying the latest Fix Pack available for a Maintenance Release, IBM still recommends that customers upgrade to the latest Release + Fix Pack combination to receive the broadest set of fixes available. You will receive more overall fixes with a later Release + Fix Pack than with a set of Fix Packs on top of an earlier Maintenance Release.

For full details see the IBM website.

If you need any help with downloading the new Fix Pack or any upgrade and installation help please get in touch.

By Mark Donegan

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