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Filr 3.2 has been released by Micro Focus

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Novell, Novell Filr

Filr 3.2 has been released by Micro Focus on June 07, 2017.

Filr 3.2 is now available!

The Filr team has been doing a fantastic job of releasing new features in “Rapid Release” mode!

Rapid release shortens the time to get new features and enhancements.

Filr 3.2 brings some great new features:

  • Support for Multi-Factor Authentification
  • Integration with Exchange/Outlook
  • Enhanced Protection against Ransomware
  • Enhancements to Auditing and Reporting
  • Integration with Microsoft Office for saving files
  • Usability enhancements
  • bug fixes

See the Cools Solutions Post by Firl PM Devadas for more details on the new features.

Feel free to contact us for more information about these issues and in case you need support with the application of this update. We are looking forward to helping you with planning, installing and keeping your Filr installation up to date.

Micro Focus has released Vibe 4.0.3 on May 17, 2017

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Collaboration, Micro Focus, Micro Focus Vibe, Novell, Novell Vibe

Micro Focus has released Vibe 4.0.3 on May 17, 2017.
This release is available in the Micro Focus customer center

Vibe 4.0.3

Overview:

Feel free to contact us for more information about the fixed issues and in case you need support with the application of this update. We are looking forward to helping you with planning, installing and keeping your Vibe installation up to date.

Firefox 52 – An update with impact on Micro Focus Vibe and Filr customers

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Collaboration, Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Micro Focus Vibe, Novell, Novell Filr, Novell Vibe

Mozilla has released Firefox 52.0 and the distribution through the update channel has started.

Why do we mention this here? Because it can have a big impact on everyone using Vibe and everyone using older versions of Filr!

Firefox 52.0 drops support for all NPAPI plugins except Flash (NPAPI is the Netscape Plugin API). This means that not only plugins like the Adobe Reader plugin, the Shockwave Player and Silverlight cease to work, but most importantly, there is no Java Plugin anymore, so no chance to run Java Applets. Firefox gives no message about this, Applets silently fail to launch. The Extended Support Release of Firefox (v52.0 ESR) will still support NPAPI plugins until around March 2018.

What is the impact of this change on Vibe and Filr? Both products rely on Applets for some of their functions. Due to Chrome dropping Java some time ago, the “Edit this File” function has been switched over from applet to Java Web Start in Vibe 4.0.2 and in Filr 3.1, so if you run these or newer versions, then that one function is still working for you. The other Applet functions in Vibe, being the workflow viewer/designer and the file upload applet (Vibe and Filr), do not work anymore, except in the Firefox ESR releases.

If this situation changes, we will inform you here at our site.

vibeIf you run an older version of Vibe, then just contact us about helping you with the upgrade – remember, the upgrade from Vibe 3.x to Vibe 4.0 is not without pitfalls!

 

FilrLogoIf you need to upgrade Filr, there is still a chance to take advantage of the free license upgrade to the Filr Advanced Edition! Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, we’re looking forward to supporting you in your endeavours.

Vibe 4.0.2 – Patch 2 released on Jan 31, 2017

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Vibe, Novell, Novell Vibe

Micro Focus has released Patch 2 for Vibe 4.0.2.
The patch is available now in the Micro Focus Patch Finder.

Vibe 4.0.2  – Patch 2

Overview:
This patch is intended to address the issues outlined in the following TIDs:

TID 7018520 – Oracle Outside In Technology January 2017 Security Update for Vibe
TID 7018523 – GetViewInfoCmd failed error when attempting to login to Vibe
TID 7018522 – External user report in Vibe ignores the email address value in the report
TID 7018521 – Login fails for some users when using KeyShield SSO with Vibe
TID 7018533 – Performance issue when working with very large set (millions) of custom attributes
TID 7018374 – Marking folder contents as read does not mark entry comments read
TID 7018220 – Unable to reset password for external user in Vibe
TID 7018203 – Entry description is lost when editing a sub-section of Vibe entry in 4.0.2
TID 7018204 – Allow external users and groups flag is reset when editing team membership
TID 7018205 – HTML is lost when using TinyMCE HTML Editor in Vibe 4.0.2
TID 7018207 – Days of month not translated in French when using the date picker widget in Vibe
TID 7018210 – Java applets in Vibe expired on June 4, 2016

System Requirements:
This patch must only be applied to a site that is currently on:
Micro Focus Vibe 4.0.2 (Build 4729 / September 26, 2016)”

Feel free to contact us for more information about the fixed issues and in case you need support with the application of this update. We are looking forward to helping you with planning, installing and keeping your Vibe installation up to date.

 

Security Updates for Filr 3.0 and Filr 2.0 available – Dec 13, 2016

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Novell, Novell Filr

New security updates for Filr 3.0 and Filr 2.0 have been released by Micro Focus on December 13th, 2016. The patches provide a Security Update for the Kernel Local Privilege Escalation (Dirty COW) vulnerability in Filr (CVE-2016-5195).

Feel free to contact us for more information about these issues and in case you need support with the application of this update. We are looking forward to helping you with planning, installing and keeping your Filr installation up to date.

Filr 3.0 – Security Update 1

“This patch is intended to address the issues outlined in the following TIDs:
TID 7018287 – Kernel Local Privilege Escalation (Dirty COW) vulnerability in Filr (CVE-2016-5195)”

Important Notes:

  • This patch is applicable to the Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliances.
  • Run the pre-install script on each Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliance prior to applying the patch.
  • This patch will NOT be available via the Filr Online Update channel.
  • This pre-install script may take more than 5 minutes to install, DO NOT interrupt the installation until complete.

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully.

Filr 2.0 – Security Update 3

“This patch is intended to address the issues outlined in the following TIDs:
TID 7018287 – Kernel Local Privilege Escalation (Dirty COW) vulnerability in Filr (CVE-2016-5195)”

Important Notes:

  • This patch is applicable to the Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliances.
  • Run the pre-install script on each Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliance prior to applying the patch.
  • This patch will NOT be available via the Filr Online Update channel.
  • This pre-install script may take more than 5 minutes to install, DO NOT interrupt the installation until complete.

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully.

 

Security Update for Filr 2.0 and Filr 1.2 available – July 22nd, 2016

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Novell, Novell Filr

A new security update for Filr 2.0 and Filr 1.2 has been released by Micro Focus on July 22nd, 2016. This patch provides a number of Security Updates for Filr, Search and MySQL 1.2 appliances including updated Java applets.

Feel free to contact us for more information about these issues and in case you need support with the application of this update. We are looking forward to helping you with planning, installing and keeping your Filr installation up to date.

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Filr 2.0 – Security Update 2

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully:

“This patch is intended to address the security issues outlined in the following TIDs:
TID 7017482 – Badlock Samba vulnerability (CVE-2016-2118)
TID 7017786 – Cross Site Request Forgery in Filr admin (CVE-2016-1607)
TID 7017789 – OS command injection in Filr admin (CVE-2016-1608)
TID 7017787 – Persistent XSS in Filr User Profile (CVE-2016-1609)
TID 7017788 – Authentication bypass and path traversal in email template upload (CVE-2016-1610)
TID 7017793 – openSSL security vulnerability in Filr (CVE-2016-2107)
TID 7017776 – Update for expired Filr Java applets”

Warning: Do NOT apply this patch IF you have one or more OES-2015 based Net Folders in Filr and your OES-2015 server is NOT patched to “OES 2015 – May 2016 Update 10911” update. Apply the OES-2015 update first.

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Filr 1.2 – Security Update 3

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully:

“This patch is intended to address the security issues outlined in the following TIDs:
TID 7017482 – Badlock Samba vulnerability (CVE-2016-2118)
TID 7017789 – OS command injection in Filr admin (CVE-2016-1608)
TID 7017787 – Persistent XSS in Filr User Profile (CVE-2016-1609)
TID 7017788 – Authentication bypass and path traversal in email template upload (CVE-2016-1610)
TID 7017776 – Update for expired Filr Java applets”

June 2016: New Hot Patch for Vibe Java Applets released

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Vibe, Novell, Novell Vibe

Micro Focus has released a new Hot Patch for the Vibe Java Applets.
The patch is available now in the Micro Focus Patch Finder.

Please contact us if you need support to perform the update.

June 2016: New Hot Patches for Filr 1.2 and Filr 2.0 released

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Micro Focus, Micro Focus Filr, Novell, Novell Filr

Filr_icon_128rMicro Focus has released new Hot Patches for Filr 1.2 (Hot Patch 6) and Filr 2.0 (Hot Patch 2).
The patches are available now in the Micro Focus Patch Finder and provide a number of bug fixes for Filr 1.2 and Filr 2.0.

Ask your Filr partner for support to perform the update, read the instructions on the download page carefully and follow the given steps for installation.

Feel free to contact us in case you need support with the application of the latest Filr Hot Patches.

Filr 1.2 – Hot Patch 6

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully:

“This patch should only be applied to a site that is currently on:
Novell Filr Appliance version: 1.2.0.846-HP.862
Novell Filr Search Appliance version: 1.2.0.991-HP.999
Novell Filr MySQL Appliance version: 1.2.0.409-HP.413

This patch requires that your Filr site is patched with ‘Filr 1.2 – Hot Patch 5‘.
This patch is applicable to the Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliances.“

Change Log for Filr 1.2 - Hot Patch 6

TID 7017687 – Mobile devices management displays no devices

TID 7017688 – Expanding the /var drive fails

TID 7017689 – Security Vulnerability: Filr code injection vulnerability

TID 7017696 – FAMT crash in xtier nds4

TID 7017698 – Desktop client deletes synchronized files if it finds FAMT is down

Filr 2.0 – Hot Patch 2

Download the Hot Patch here and read the information about system requirements, notes and installation carefully:

“This patch should only be applied to a site that is currently on:
Novell Filr Appliance version: 2.0.0.421-HP.437
Novell Filr Search Appliance version: 2.0.0.398-HP.400
Novell Filr MySQL Appliance version: 2.0.0.181-HP.182

This patch requires that your Filr site is patched with ‘Filr 2.0 – Hot Patch 1‘.
This patch is applicable to the Filr, Filr Search and Filr MySQL appliances.

Change Log for Filr 2.0 - Hot Patch 2

TID 7017687 – Mobile devices management displays no devices

TID 7017688 – Expanding the /var drive fails

TID 7017689 – Security Vulnerability: Filr code injection vulnerability

TID 7017371 – Some users unable to login after upgrade to Filr 2.0

TID 7017690 – File uploads to Windows based Net Folders fail after upgrade to Filr 2.0

TID 7017691 – File uploads to OES based Net Folders fail after upgrade to Filr 2.0

TID 7017692 – File uploads to NetApp based Net Folders fail when using SMBv1

TID 7017693 – Renaming files in Windows or NetApp based Net Folders fails

TID 7017694 – FAMT crash when recreating trustee cache of DFS target volumes

TID 7017696 – FAMT crash in xtier nds4

TID 7017695 – Opening a Windows based Net Folder file via the Desktop client causes it to become 0KB

TID 7017697 – Mac Desktop client shows empty Filr folder when Home folder has 30K+ files

TID 7017698 – Desktop client deletes synchronized files if it finds FAMT is down

TID 7017699 – Filr Search server crashes due to unbounded search query

TID 7017701 – OneNote creates conflicting copies of notes in Filr Net Folder

TID 7017702 – Windows Desktop client attempts to rename files and folder to Uppercase

TID 7017703 – Unable to copy-paste any file from Filr folder on French Windows 7

TID 7017705 – Desktop client in Polish no longer works after upgrade to 2.0

TID 7017706 – Windows Blue Screen (BSOD) crash when adding a folder or restarting Windows

TID 7017707 – Missing Filr context menus when changing the default Storage Path

We are looking forward helping you with the installation of the latest Hot Patches and keeping your Filr installation up to date. Please contact us.

Webinar about what’s new in GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 on May, 19th

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Collaboration, GroupWise 2014, Micro Focus GroupWise

Novell GroupwiseJoin Micro Focus‘ Collaboration Community Technical Webinar on May, 19th 2016 and get to know what’s new in GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 and GroupWise Mobility Services R2 SP1.

Some of the new features are requests directly from the GroupWise ideas forum. There’s also a forum for webinar ideas, where you can vote for the upcoming topis. In case you are missing one of your topics of interest in the webinars make your suggestion here.

Register now for the webinar on May, 19th at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST.

A “futuristic vision” from Dropbox

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Micro Focus Filr, Novell Filr

Here’s Dropbox’ futuristic vision for “files that show up on your computer but don’t take up space”:

“Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.”

Just in case this idea sounds familiar to you, you may have heard about it with Micro Focus Filr 2.0 (in our Filr 2.0 release post or here in What’s New in Filr 2.0).

Yes, we do support the implementation and installation of Filr 2.0 as well as the upgrade from Filr 1.x. Contact us, we are looking forward to helping you.