IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 20
May 23, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Hello good people of IBM i Land. We are back in the Wednesday edition of The Four Hundred, our usual home, but during the summer the IBM i PTF Guide may end up at the tail end of the Monday edition of the newsletter depending on the vacation schedule for the Wednesday edition. The news tends to be light in the summer, as you all know, so we often consolidate to one publication a week.
In any event, there is not much going on with IBM i and related systems software in terms of patches. This stands to reason given that the Memorial Day holiday is just around the corner in the United States. Really, there is only a new HIPER group for all three releases – check the links in the guide!
We have also just caught wind that there is yet another new type of speculative execution security hole, and this will no doubt affect Power-based servers. We are researching this now and will tell you what is going on.
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: