IBM has announced that Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform is now available for its Z and LinuxOne platforms. So when Big Blue talks about kubernetes, containers, hybrid multi cloud and OpenShift, you can be assured that includes mainframes, as well as more conventional cloud platforms. IBM also announced IBM Cloud Pak for Applications for IBM Z and LinuxONE, which it said supported “modernization of existing apps and building new cloud-native apps”. Additional Cloud Paks are in the works.
GitLab pops out critical security fix
GitLab has issued a critical security release for its Community and Enterprise Editions v12.5.0 and later. Versions 12.7.6, 12.6.7 and 12.5.10 fix a bug which resulted in incorrect membership handling of the group sharing feature, which could mean project access was granted to unauthorised users.
JetBrains squashes swarm of IntelliJ bugs
JetBrains has shipped IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3.3, fixing a large number of bugs, including a regression that was causing truncated characters in the project tree, and another that added extra characters to links opened from the integrated terminal. There are also a number of performance fixes, including one that caused a “huge freeze” during autocomplete database table names in joins.
Istio issues 1.3.x and 1.4.x upgrades
The Istio team shipped a brace of releases this week to fix a vulnerability in versions 1.3 to 1.3.7 and later, and 1.4 to 1.4.3. The bug in Istio’s Authentication Policy exact path matching logic allowed unauthorized access to resources without a valid JWT token. The bug is fixed in the newly shipped v1.3.8 and 1.4.4. v1.4.4 also fixes seven other bugs, and delivers better compatibility with Google CA and adds an analyzer error message when Policies using JWT are not configured properly.