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Download IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 IF8



IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 IF8 address product corrections and security vulnerabilities in IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1.

Download Description

Apply the following interim fix to all IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 installations as soon as possible.
Release File
10.4.1 IF8 10.4.1100.1075

Refer to the security bulletin below for more details:
Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller is vulnerable to privilege escalation (CVE-2020-4685)
For product correction details refer to Problem Solved section below.


IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 Interim Fix 8 requires that Cognos Controller 10.4.1 is installed.
Our interim fixes are cumulative by design. Hence all interim fixes include all updates from earlier interim fixes.

Installation Instructions

Install an interim fix on Microsoft® Windows®
  1. Change to the directory where you have downloaded the interim fix.
  2. Decompress the .tar.gz file. If you are using WinZip® , select the option "use folder names".
  3. If you want to see the version of a component before you install it, unpack the tar file to disk, or read the table of contents of the tar file.
  4. Stop Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager (the Default Web Site).
  5. Shut down the IBM Cognos Controller Consolidation COM+ application through Component Services.
  6. Stop the following services through the Services Manager. If you do not stop them before the installation, you will be prompted during the installation:
    • IBM Cognos
    • IBM Cognos Controller Batch Service
    • IBM Cognos Controller Consolidation
    • IBM Cognos Controller Java Proxy
    • IBM Cognos Controller User Manager
    • IBM Cognos FAP Service
  7. Back up the content store database.
  8. If your IBM Cognos Controller environment is customized, back up the entire IBM Cognos Controller location.
  9. Go to the location where you downloaded and extracted the files.
  10. Go to the win64h directory and double-click the issetup.exe file.
  11. Follow the directions in the installation wizard, installing in the same location as your existing IBM Cognos Controller server components. The issetup program prompts you to allow the interim fix to create a backup copy in the installation folder before copying new files.
  12. Open IBM Cognos Configuration, save the configuration, and then start the IBM Cognos service.
  13. Start the following services:
    • IBM Cognos Controller Batch Service
    • IBM Cognos Controller Consolidation
    • IBM Cognos Controller Java Proxy
    • IBM Cognos Controller User Manager
    • IBM Cognos FAP Service
  14. If you have a distributed environment, repeat these steps for all remaining IBM Cognos Controller servers.
  15. Start the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager (the Default Web Site).
  16. Start the components Services IBM Cognos Controller Consolidation.

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Download Package

Click the FC link in the Download Options section below to start downloading your package.

Problems Solved

Please refer to the following Fix List for a list of APARs that have been addressed here:

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 February 2021