Thanks for doing this. I do wish there was something on the
system side, in the tcp area (just like we can say not to start the telnet
In many shops this would be a system wide door to shut.
Jim Franz
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wilt, Charles" <CWilt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (E-mail)"
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:42 AM
Subject: iSeries Access PC5250 Vulnerability - STRPCCMD (Updated info)

> All,
> You may remember a discussion a couple of months back concerning a
possible vulnerability in iSeries Access from the STRPCCMD.
> While this is a non-issue for most users who are accessing a trusted
iSeries.  There are those out there who access (relatively) non-trusted
system form whom this could be an issue.
> I created a DCR asking for a way to turn off the acceptance of a STRPCCMD.
Just got the following response from IBM:
> IBM has responded to your Design Change Request as follows:
> User Group Number - MR042705619
> Document Status - Accepted
> Title - Fix iSeries Access PC5250 Vulnerability
> IBM agrees with the request and  a solution appears to be desirable and
feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However IBM's plans may change
and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.
> A function will be added via a V5R2 and V5R3 PTF of iSeries Access for allow a user to specify in a workstion profile (.WS file) whether
or not STRPCCMD will be allowed to that PC.  The V5R3 PTF will be available
by end of June.  The V5R2 PTF will be available this Fall.
> ______________________________________________
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> fax: 513-398-1121
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