Log4J Security Vulnerability System Patching for WebSphere
- Log into Maximo and go to System Information. Observe the WebSphere version.
- Next, open the Services application and stop the following WebSphere services: IBM HTTP Server V9.0, IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0-ctgCellManager01, IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0-ctgNode01.
- Open the application, “IBM Installation Manager”.
- After IBM Installation Manager opens, Click on “Update”
5. Observe to see all of the packages that are available for an update. Click on the checkbox, “Update all packages with recommended updates and recommended fixes”
6. Log into your IBM account to download the recommended updates and fixes, then click “Next” after it finishes searching for the updates.
7. Accept the terms in the license agreements to proceed with the update.
- In this view you can observe all of the updates that are going to occur before you click on the “Update” button. Then, click on Update.
- At this point, we have successfully updated WebSphere with all the recommended fixes and updates. Click “Finish”
- Open the Services application, Start WebSphere back up by starting the following services: IBM HTTP Server V9.0, IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0-ctgCellManager01, IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0-ctgNode01.
- Log into Maximo and go to System Information. Observe the new WebSphere version.
Once, you have confirmed that your WebSphere system has been updated, you can rest assured that your Log4J security vulnerability has been remedied. As humans become more involved with technology and dependent on systems to run daily business operations, it is increasingly important to stay mindful of these types of breach opportunities. Emphasizing monitoring and remaining informed on the latest security vulnerabilities is imperative if you want your systems to remain impenetrable. Hopefully, this guide served you well in patching the Log4J security vulnerability! If you would like to receive an email when we post a new blog, subscribe below.