IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 16
April 30, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Yes, we normally put the IBM i PTF Guide in the Wednesday edition of The Four Hundred, but there was some changes in the publication schedule and so we are running the latest edition here on Monday. We will have the follow-on Volume 20, Number 17 in the Wednesday edition this week as normal.
First of all, I made a typo a few weeks back (the current cume on V7R3 is 8025, not 8205), and a few of you caught it. Thank you for the catch, and for letting me know!
Ok, so let’s get started with the meat and the potatoes. There is a defective PTF to be aware of. The defective PTF is for V7R3 and it goes by MF64564, with the fix at MF64570. You can find out more at this link. There are special instructions, so be sure and check the link above for accuracy.
Next, if you are using DHCP, or plan to, on IBM i, there are vulnerabilities. Take a look at the following PTFs:
- Release 7.3 – SI67239
- Release 7.2 – SI67240
- Release 7.1 – SI67242
Ok, now there are 19 – count ’em, 19 – CVEIDs dealing with vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK fixed in the below group PTFs. The levels were released last week, the details can be found in this link. Take a look:
- Release 7.3 – SF99725 level 8
- Release 7.2 – SF99716 level 16
- Release 7.1 – SF99572 level 31
Next up, HIPERs and security are new again this week, and they have nothing to do with the 19 above. All kinds of issues are solved here – as always, we recommend putting them on at your earliest convenience.
Finally, NetApp file servers do not correctly handle the SMB2 protocol on Releases 7.3 and 7.2. When QNTC requests a listing of the available shares, NetApp does not return any shares. Check this link for details.
And as always, below is the archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: