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INC-167311 · Issue 646477

Updated upgrade handling for migrating work objects

Resolved in Pega Version 8.3.6

After upgrading from Pega 6.2 to 8.3, the work migrated work objects were missing SLAs due to missed entries in the assignment tables (PC_ASSIGN_WORKLIST/ PC_ASSIGN_WORKBASKET) . The SLA was firing, but the processing failed due to the fact the runtime could not resolve a 'AddHistoryPage' library function. In this case, multiple upgrades of the application dating back to Pega 4 resulted in the runtime context containing older ruleset versions in higher ruleset versions, hiding the underlying Pega 8 version of the rule. For releases prior to Pega 7.3, Rule-Application was stored in pr4_rule and will be migrated to pr4_rule_application during upgrades. However, since Context Upgrade is run before Optimize Newly Exposed Columns, the pyDependsOnName won't always be populated. To resolve this, the system will filter based on the value in the blob rather than the exposed column so there will be a value regardless of the upgrade-from version.

INC-172675 · Issue 649451

Configuration added for extending queue processor timeout

Resolved in Pega Version 8.3.6

Alerts for queue processor (QP) items which took more than 15 minutes to run could result in the system marking the node as 'unhealthy'. In environments with Pega Health Check enabled, this would shut down the node gracefully. It was not possible to change this default as it was hardcoded. In order to support systems that may have custom processes that run beyond 15 minutes, a a new setting has been exposed that allows configuration of the interval after which a node with long-running queue processor is marked as unhealthy and is restarted. By default this remains 900000 milliseconds / 900 seconds / 15 minutes, but it may be adjusted up to 24 hours to avoid premature node shutdown. The stale thread detection mechanism will take that setting into account and use the provided value or default to 15 minutes if the value was not provided. In addition, the threshold's units in the UI have been changed from ms to seconds.

SR-D90687 · Issue 560431

IOException handling improved to resolve broken pipe errors

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

Frequent "connection reset by peers" exceptions were being generated and broken-pipe exceptions were seen in the logs. Investigation traced the issue to unhanded IOExceptions on the server side that were a result of the client application not always closing the TCP connection gracefully. To resolve this, error handling for IOExceptions has been improved.

SR-D67408 · Issue 554900

Directory traversal blocked in zip import

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

One of the files contained in a zip archive was not deleted from the system after zip import. This was due to the file being created by a third-party archive that included of a directory traversal character that caused it to be inflated outside of the temp directory. To resolve this, a check has been added to that a file with directory traversal characters in its name will not be inflated.

SR-D81572 · Issue 551028

JDBC URL handling added for Oracle over TCPS

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

While attempting to upgrade an environment over TCPS, the generateDDL.sh script was failing. The same environment ran without issue on Tomcat with the same URL. Investigation showed the JDBC url was not correctly generated while running the upgrade: in a standard scenario, there will be no spaces in the JDBC URL specified. However, because Oracle can send spaces as part of JDBC URL and cause this issue, an update has been made which will quote the JDBC URL argument for the ant target in setupDDL.xml.

SR-D84364 · Issue 551403

Check for circular references added to SearchInventoryImpl to prevent recursive call

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

An out of memory error was traced to SearchInventoryImpl infinitely recursing over a clipboard property, where the child property referenced a parent property and resulted in an endless loop. This has been resolved with the addition of a depth check to ensure that the search does not recurse infinitely.

SR-D85100 · Issue 556262

ProductInfoReader updated to fetch only most recent version information

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

After upgrade, running Hfix scanner on Pega Marketing 8.2 displayed missed critical Hfixes for Pega Marketing 8.1. This has been resolved by modifying ProductInfoReader.runQuery to fetch only latest version of DAPF instances during a scan.

SR-D98404 · Issue 558207

Handling added for hotfix Rule-Application instances

Resolved in Pega Version 8.4.2

A null pointer error during DL file expansion performed as part of the second phase of a hotfix installation caused the hotfix install to fail. The null-pointer exception was thrown because the code, primarily used for export, performed a database lookup of a Rule-Application and assumed the response would be non-null without checking the result. During export the Rule-Application would normally exist because the system would have interacted with it already during the export by identifying it and writing it to the archive. During phased hotfix installation, rules are staged to the database in a different table during the first phase and reconstituted during the second phase. The scenario for this error was a missed corner case specific to the unusual combination of including Rule-Application instances in a platform hotfix. To resolve this and prevent further issues, handling has been added for this use case.

SR-A87552 · Issue 257706

Implicit privileges do not generate warnings

Resolved in Pega Version 7.2.2

RARO with implicit privileges was generating warnings that affected the compliance score. There is a particular format for declaring implicit privileges. i.e. Classname:ruleName, and the system has been updated with a check for this so implicit privileges will not be adding any guardrail warnings.

SR-A101006 · Issue 272734

JDBC password handling corrected

Resolved in Pega Version 7.2.2

After upgrade, a JDBC database connection on WebSphere 8.5/Oracle 11G indicated success on test connection, but a username/password "connection could not be obtained" error was thrown when attempting to save the connection. This was due to the handling of the encrypted password, and has been fixed.

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