Release Notes

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This topic contains release notes for File Integrity Monitoring for VMware Tanzu (FIM).

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Release Date: May 20, 2020


New features and changes in this release:

  • Adds the BOSH Context Adaptor for FIM (BCAF): If you enable this feature, BCAF detects bosh triggered events and lowers the severity in the log to 3. For more information, see BOSH Context Adaptor for File Integrity Monitoring (BCAF).

  • Adds support for an in‑memory cache on Linux to store security metadata for files: If you enable this feature, FIM uses more memory, but reduces the number of trivial file events that are logged. For more information, see In-Memory Cache.

  • Adds security metadata for CREATE and CHMOD events on Linux. For more information, see Metadata.

Known Issues

This release has the following known issue:

  • user and group security metadata might not be accurate for files in containers on VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI). However, you can determine the correct username and group name for a file from the uid and gid metadata keys. For more information, see Metadata.

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