SEM 2022.2.2 Release Notes
Release Date: August 23, 2022
This document summarizes new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Security Event Manager (SEM) 2022.2.2, additional features, and upgrade notes and workarounds for known issues.
New in SEM 2022.2.2
Added features and improvements
SEM 2022.2.2 is a security release, and includes:
Manager appliance and agents updated with Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) 17.0.4.
Minor security fixes
For system requirements, see SEM 2022.2.2 System Requirements.
If you are looking for previous release notes for SEM, see Previous Version documentation.
New customer installation
SolarWinds advises that, as a best practice, the SEM appliance should not be set up to be available to the Internet or any public-facing network. In addition, using this practice will help prevent access by unauthorized users. For further information on SEM security, see the SEM security checklists.
Before you upgrade
Migrate LDAP connectors (introduced in SEM 2020.4)
It is recommended that users remove any ambiguity in their Directory Service Tool connector configurations to allow migration to run as smoothly as possible. This can be by ensuring only one Directory Service Tool connector configuration is set up per domain.
All Directory Service Tool connectors are removed in process of the migration.
For AIX, HPUX and Solaris, agent installers now only contain custom Java; this means customers need to install Java themselves as a prerequisite.
- Upgrade Java installation to the latest version. See System Requirements for supported versions.
For AIX agents, see Known Issues - AIX agent not connected after SEM upgrade.
- Upgrade SEM agents using latest custom Java installer.
Upgrade Manager appliance
For Windows systems, upgrade the Manager appliance with OpenJDK 17.0.4 or later.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade.
SEM must be upgraded to 2020.2 or 2020.2.1 before upgrading to 2022.2.2. To upgrade from earlier versions, see the SEM Upgrade Path to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
Download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
Since SEM 2020.4, a password is required to access the CMC command-line interface. The default CMC password is password. See Change the SEM CMC password for instructions on changing this.
File system consistency check (fsck)
During your upgrade, the system may run a fsck check during reboot. This can last 30 or more minutes depending on the quantity of data in the data partition. With the Debian version upgrade, the file system is configured to initiate the check when certain conditions are met:
- 21 mounts since the last check (during the 22nd reboot)
- Six months since the last check
The list of currently supported connectors can be found here.
|01087657, 01077235, 01098824||log4j-over-slf4j jar dependency removed.|
|01066283, 01063426||An issue with Window agent not sending events after Windows 10 21H2 upgrade has been resolved.|
Third Party CVEs
|CVE-2022-22971||Spring Framework DoS with STOMP over WebSocket||In Spring framework versions prior to 5.3.20+ , 5.2.22+ and old unsupported versions, application with a STOMP over WebSocket endpoint is vulnerable to a denial of service attack by an authenticated user.||6.5 Medium|
|USB Defender service stops working after local policy USB detached|
|Issue: When USB Defender with Local policy is set up. A USB device that is not on Local policy whitelist is inserted and successfully disconnect by USB Defender. However, when reinserted and successfully ejected once or more than ten times the service fails.|
|[Rules builder] [Email templates] - Not possible to select Event Data in Email action for rule with single condition and occurrence settings|
|Issue: After selecting Send Email Message in a single condition event rule, and selecting an email template, you cannot select Event Data as value for the parameter.|
|Resolution/Workaround: The rule must be triggered by one event only.|
|Issue: Unable to install the MacOS agent on BigSur.|
|Resolution/Workaround: Execute/start the customJava installer, kill it, and then execute the agent installer with bundled java.|
|Issue: "Set time when a rule won't trigger actions after rule was true" functionality in rules does not work.|
End of life
|EOL Effective dates|
|2019.4||April 19, 2022: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SEM versions 2019.4, and 2019.4.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SEM.||October 19, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SEM versions 2019.4, and 2019.4.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||October 19, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for SEM version versions 2019.4, and 2019.4.1.|
|2020.2||April 19, 2021: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SEM versions 2020.2, 2020.2.1 and 2020.2.2 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SEM.||October 19, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SEM versions 2020.2, 2020.2.1 and 2020.2.2 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||October 19, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for SEM version versions 2020.2, 2020.2.1 and 2020.2.2.|
|2020.4||April 19, 2021: End-of-Life (EoL) announcement – Customers on SEM versions 2020.4, and 2020.4.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of SEM.||October 19, 2022: End-of-Engineering (EoE) – Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for SEM versions 2020.4, and 2020.4.1 will no longer be actively supported by SolarWinds.||October 19, 2023: End-of-Life (EoL) – SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for SEM version versions 2020.4, and 2020.4.1.|
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