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MassTransit Latest Release Information

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This page summarizes information about the latest server releases of MassTransit.

Latest Version:

The latest full version is MassTransit HP 7.2.7 for Windows 2003 / 2008 (all editions). It introduces many new features, bug fixes and security improvements. For details please see the Release History. If you are running a version earlier than 7.2.1, please see our Security Bulletin about security vulnerabilities that may apply to your server. We strongly recommend upgrading to 7.2.6, or changing your configuration to avoid the issues.

Upgrading to MassTransit 7.2.7:

1. Download the release from http://support.grouplogic.com/mtlatest. You will need to enter a serial number associated with a current Support & Maintenance contract.

2. Follow the appropriate instructions at http://docs.grouplogic.com/display/MassTransit/Installation+Guides

If you have any problems or questions, please email support@grouplogic.com

MassTransit Security Bulletin

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Recently we discovered and fixed two security problems in MassTransit that may affect your server. If you have MassTransit HP, Premier, Standard or Enterprise, version 5.1 and later, keep reading. These issues do not apply to MassTransit Professional, Satellite or Application Client.

Please read the following notes to see if your configuration is affected. If it is, to resolve those issues please upgrade your server to the latest version of MassTransit or adjust the configuration as described below to eliminate the problem.

1. Passkey issue
Affected MassTransit servers: HP, Premier, Standard, Enterprise.
Affected Versions: 6.0 or newer.

Affected configuration: If you use Web Clients with email notification actions containing web links including passkeys, it is possible that MassTransit can generate duplicate passkey tokens. If this situation happens, access to files by recipients could be compromised. This applies to Mac and Windows servers.

Resolution: Upgrade to the latest MassTransit version 7.x on Windows or change your email notification actions so they do not use passkeys.

Note: The last available version of MassTransit server for Macintosh is 6.0.2. We will be glad to provide a free upgrade to the latest MassTransit 7.x for Windows, which fixes the issue and introduces many additional enhancements.

2. Active Directory issue
Affected MassTransit servers: HP, Premier, Standard, Enterprise.
Affected Versions: 5.1 or newer.

Affected Configuration: If your Windows based MassTransit server is using the MassTransit web interface with Active Directory integration, there is a configuration approach that may allow improper password handling for Web Client users. This can only happen when MassTransit is bound to Active Directory and the MassTransit Engine service uses the “NEGOTIATE AD” method to run as an Active Directory user. This defect does not apply to your server if you are not using Active Directory with MassTransit, or if the common method of using a bind user name and password are configured in MassTransitEngine.cfg.

This defect does not affect Macintosh servers.

Resolution: Upgrade to the latest MassTransit version 7.x on Windows or change your configuration so it does not use the above configuration to bind with Active Directory.

Even if you haven’t been affected by any of these issues, if you are running MassTransit HP, Premier, Standard, Enterprise, version 5.1 or newer, we still recommend you upgrade your MassTransit server to the latest version to prevent the issues from happening to gain access to the newest features and enhancements.

How to obtain the upgrades:

MassTransit 7.x can updated to the latest version of 7.x using these instructions:
http://docs.grouplogic.com/display/MassTransit/Upgrading+MassTransit+7+to+version+7.x

For MassTransit versions earlier than 7.0, follow these instructions to upgrade to 7.x (on Windows 2003 or 2008):
http://docs.grouplogic.com/display/MassTransit/Upgrading+MassTransit+5+or+6+to+version+7.x

Other notes:

If your MassTransit server is version 5.1 through 6.x you will need a new license key file in order to apply this upgrade. To obtain it, please submit your current dongle info / mtdongle.cfg file ( instructions for finding this information can be found at http://support.grouplogic.com/?p=1604 ) to fulfillment@grouplogic.com.

Feel free to contact our support team at http://support.grouplogic.com/request with any questions.

GroupLogic Product Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

We have tested the public release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and have updated our products for compatibility with this latest Mac OS release.

If you have any questions or find any issues with our products, please contact us at http://support.grouplogic.com/request

activEcho: The Mac activEcho client is fully compatibile with Mac OS X 10.7.

ArchiveConnect: Users of Mac OS X 10.7 will need to upgrade to the ArchiveConnect 1.2.1 or later Mac client software for Lion compatibility.

ExtremeZ-IP: Users of Mac OS X 10.7 will need to upgrade to ExtremeZ-IP 7.2 or later. ExtremeZ-IP 7.2 addresses all known issues with Lion, except for DFS-based home directory support.

If you require support for network home directories that reside in DFS namespaces, we recommend you do not move to Lion yet. Support for DFS home directories on Lion is in progress, but will require an upgrade to a later update release of ExtremeZ-IP and/or Mac OS 10.7.

MassTransit: If you have Web Client users on Mac OS 10.7 Lion and/or using Safari 5.1, you will need to upgrade your MassTransit Server and their Web Clients to version 7.2.4 or later.

Please note that as previously announced, MassTransit Server 6.0.2×28 is expected to be the last server version that runs on Mac OS X and we will not be testing it or updating it for 10.7 compatibility. The migration path for MassTransit Server is to upgrade to MassTransit 7.x on Windows 2003 or 2008.

ShadowConnect: Users of ShadowConnect will need to upgrade to ExtremeZ-IP 7.2 for ShadowConnect compatibility with Lion. The existing ShadowConnect 1.0.2 Mac client software is compatible with Lion.