SAP Alerts

Logos Alert is an e-mail based service offered by Logos Consulting to all its customers.

In the course of their daily work the Logos consultants regularly come across information - from SAP or third-party sources - that may be of interest to a wide audience of SAP administrators and users.

This information is in the public domain but, considering the vast number of sources, is also easily overlooked. We therefore thought that, whenever we find such a valuable piece of information, it would be a good idea to disseminate this to our customers (of course after careful validation). Distribution via e-mail came up as the quickest and most efficient way of doing this and from that idea the Logos Alert was born.

The alerts are purely "input driven": we send one out when there is something we feel all or many of you have an interest to know. This means that the frequency of alert mails will be variable: there may be several weeks between them but it is equally possible that you receive more than one on the same day. The main objective is that we pass useful information to you as soon as we have encountered and checked it ourselves.

Mark Mergaerts

Security vulnerability in SAP GUI for Windows

 08-May-2017 20:15:17 by Mark Mergaerts

SAP has reported a vulnerability in the SAP GUI for Windows, which could expose a workstation to remote command execution. The vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS v3 Base Score of 8.0, which corresponds to severity level High.

Mark Mergaerts

Database corruption with AIX/Oracle

 04-Apr-2017 11:22:32 by Mark Mergaerts

Target audience for this Alert: all SAP installations with DBMS Oracle, operating system AIX and one of the following AIX levels:

Bert Vanstechelman

Change to Winter Time 2016

 18-Oct-2016 18:00:00 by Bert Vanstechelman

Logos Alerts will be sent out every year before the change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and the change back to standard (winter) time. The current Logos Alert contains the same basic technical information as Alert #25 of October 2015, but has been updated with the most recent data.

Mark Mergaerts

HANA Crash and data corruption caused by Linux Bug

 08-Jun-2016 16:49:00 by Mark Mergaerts

SAP has published Hot News note 2246163 describing a serious issue whereby SAP HANA crashes and a recovery from the latest backup is necessary. This is not a bug in SAP HANA (which means that every version of HANA can be affected); the cause is a bug in the underlying XFS file system management code.

Mark Mergaerts

Daylight saving time starts on 27 March 2016

 22-Mar-2016 21:34:00 by Mark Mergaerts

Logos Alerts are sent out every year before the change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and the change back to winter time. The current Logos Alert contains the same basic technical information as Logos Alert #21 of March 2015, but has been updated with the most recent data.