Is CA Common Services for z/OS r14.1 impacted by IBM APAR OA54807

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CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA Datacom/AD CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware CA Compress Data Compression for MVS CA Compress Data Compression for Fujitsu

Issue/Introduction

Are any of the CA Common Services components impacted by applying IBM APAR OA54807?

Cause


IBM APAR OA54807 introduces a new IEASYS Parm called OSPROTECT which specifies the operating system mode for unauthorized programs and users.   
Software must no longer reference the IHAPSA field PSASTAK. With this PTF, PSASTAK is no longer the beginning of the normal FRR stack. PSACSTK is an existing pointer to the beginning of the normal FRR stack. Software that references PSASTAK must be converted to use PSACSTK as the pointer to the normal FRR stack.The PSASTAK is related to recovery management and the apar itself changes the definintion of the PSASTAK field in module IHAPSA  to PSACSTK and software continuing to reference PSASTAK can receive a S0C4. 

Environment

CA Common Services for z/OS r14.1 installed in a z/OS environment with IBM APAR OA54807 applied.  

Resolution

There are no Common Services components that reference or use either the OSPROTECT parm or the PSASTAK field so there is no impact.  

Additional Information

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