[4.19] Patch - September 09, 2023

Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM) 4.19.2244 release provides an overview of improvements and known issues.

This release is superseded by the November 13, 2023, release.

  • You are REQUIRED to upgrade Fortanix DSM to version 4.13 or 4.16 before upgrading to version 4.19.2244. If you want to upgrade to 4.19.2244 from an earlier version, please reach out to the Fortanix Support team.
  • Downgrading from Fortanix DSM version 4.19.2244 to any lower version is not possible.
  • The Fortanix DSM cluster upgrade must be done with Fortanix support on call. Please reach out to Fortanix support if you are planning an upgrade.
  • The customer's BIOS version must be checked by Fortanix Support prior to the Fortanix DSM software upgrade. If required, the BIOS version should be upgraded to the latest version and verified by Fortanix Support for a smooth upgrade.
  • If your Fortanix DSM version is 4.13 or later, then the HSM gateway version must also be 4.13 or later. Similarly, if the HSM Gateway version is 4.13 or later, then your Fortanix DSM version must be 4.13 or later.

1. Improvements

  • Updated AIC BIOS to version ATLK0061 and Gigabyte BIOS to version F14 in the Fortanix DSM installer (JIRA: DEVOPS-4217).
  • Fixed a node join issue when a new node is joined to an existing cluster(JIRA: DEVOPS-4252).

2. Known Issues

  • The sync key API returns a “400 status code and response error” if its short-term access token expires during the synchronization of a group linked to AWS KMS (JIRA: PROD-3903). Workaround: Increase the timeout of the temporary session token beyond the expected duration of the sync key operation.
  • exclude does not work in the proxy configuration for operations such as attestation (JIRA: PROD: 3311).
  • Unable to create an app when a Custom Group Role has the Create Apps permission enabled. This affects users who need to create App or Plugin entries (JIRA: PROD: 5764). Workaround: Use the predefined Administrative User definition under Settings.
  • Rotating a GCP BYOK key to a pre-existing Fortanix DSM-hosted key (Rotate to DSM key) is not supported (JIRA: PROD: 6722).
    Workaround: You can manually copy the AES 256 key from a normal DSM group to a GCP-backed group. This key automatically becomes the currently active crypto key version in the GCP key ring.
  • The “Rotate linked key” feature fails with an error for keys in an externally backed group where the external entity is a Google Cloud Platform key ring (JIRA: PROD-6828).
    Workaround: You must first manually rotate the source key in the normal DSM group and then copy the rotated key to the GCP group.
  • An Azure Managed HSM external KMS group now also allows the following security object types to be generated or imported. However, the Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) and rotate key functionality does not work for these security object types (JIRA: ROFR: 4192).
    • EC
    • AES 128 and AES 192
    Workaround: Do not generate or import security objects of type EC, AES 128, and AES 192 in an external KMS group of type Azure Managed HSM since the only allowed security object  types for an Azure key generated using the Generate or Import key workflows are:
    • RSA key pairs ( RSA_2048, RSA_3072, and RSA_4096).
    • AES 256
  • The following security object types are not supported in Azure Managed HSM external KMS groups (JIRA: ROFR: 4187).
    • DES
    • DES3
    • EC-KCDSA
    Workaround: Do not generate or import security objects of type EC-KCDSA, DES, or DES3 in an external KMS group of type Azure Managed HSM since the only allowed security object types for an Azure key generated using the Generate or Import key workflows are:
    • RSA key pairs ( RSA_2048, RSA_3072, and RSA_4096).
    • AES 256
  • If an Azure key is rotated and then soft-deleted, only one version of the key is soft-deleted (JIRA: PROD: 6947).
    Workaround: Perform a key scan in DSM to synchronize the key state with Azure.
  • Unable to add Custom Attributes for a Fortanix DSM security object from its detailed view (JIRA: ROFR-4252).
    • Clicking the ADD CUSTOM ATTRIBUTE button does not load the Label and Value fields.
      Workaround: Click the drop down for the “Custom attributes” section twice to load the Label and Value fields. CustomAtt-DropDown.png
    • When you type a label of the custom attribute, the text box loses focus.
      Workaround: Enter the label of the custom attribute again for the second time to add the custom attribute successfully.
  • Increasing the “Retention period for Audit Logs” setting at the account level duplicates the “purge audit log” message in the audit logs (JIRA: PROD-7031).
  • Users will see the "Not a HSM group" error message while deleting the HSM/KMS group from the FIPS-backed group (JIRA: ROFR-4245).
  • The create operation for security object creation does not work for the Azure Managed HSM plugin (JIRA: PROD-7078).
  • The AWS Key Policy section alignment moved from the bottom of the security object detailed view to the right side of the page. This is a cosmetic issue only (JIRA: ROFR-4241).
  • Users without two-factor authentication do not see the pop-up message “Unable to select this account. Reason: Two-factor authentication is required for this operation” when they select an account that has two-factor authentication configured (JIRA: ROFR-4238).
  • The retry mechanism does not work as expected in the DSM-Accelerator Webservice (JIRA: PROD-7068).
  • No error is displayed when the password length is specified as less than 8 digits in the System Administration Settings -> Minimum password length section (JIRA: ROFR-4234).
  • The SUBMIT button is not disabled when no Security Objects are selected or all security objects are in a disabled state and the user checks the Rotate linked key check box (JIRA: ROFR-4233).
  • When hovering over a security object row in the SECURITY OBJECTS tab in the group detailed view, the blue row selection indicator appears too close to the check box for the row (JIRA: ROFR-4232).
  • The UI labels in the System Administrator Settings -> Tasks page are overlapping without the correct alignment (JIRA: ROFR-4231).
  • The SAVE CHANGES button at the bottom of the System Administration Settings -> Email page is disabled even when a value is provided for the field Email for subscription update notifications (JIRA: ROFR-4229).
  • The Stats API GET operation does not get the “Total Operations” count correctly (JIRA: PROD-7041).
  • Quoted special characters (for example, spaces) in e-mail addresses are not recognized in the search bar on the System Administration Settings -> Users page (JIRA: ROFR-4226).
  • After editing and saving the System Administration Settings -> Policies page with the HSTS value disabled, the HSTS value still shows as enabled after the save (JIRA: ROFR-4223).
  • When the Batch Sign operation is performed for Curve Ed25519/X25519 in DSM-Accelerator Webservice, the status code is showing as 500 instead of 400 (JIRA: PROD-7007).
  • The style of the DELETE SELECTED, ENABLE LOGGING, DISABLE LOGGING, DESTROY SELECTED, and DOWNLOAD CSV buttons is broken for the security object row in the Security Objects table (JIRA: ROFR-4209).

For a complete list of new features, enhancements to existing features, other improvements, and bug fixes refer to the full description of the 4.19 DSM on-prem and SaaS release.

3. Installation

To download the DSM SGX (on-prem/Azure) and Software (AWS/Azure/VMWare) packages, click here.


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