IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 37
September 19, 2018 Doug Bidwell
The Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities are the gift that keeps on giving in terms of security worries and hurried patches, and this week in the IBM i PTF Guide is yet another demonstration of this fact.
See this link for full details on the new fixes, and check the tab in the Guide for SpectreMeltdown, which is new new.
There are new fixes for PEX and Job Watcher on V7R3, check here for details.
The Tech Refreshes are out, finally, for V7R3 and V7R2. Check the TR tab in the Guide for further information.
Links this week: Sorry, there are none – but thanks for checking in!
At a glance: Whoops, new defectives this week (9/15), and that last stretch was 4 months, 18 days. Does anyone know what the record would be?
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.3 09/14/18 MF65195 MA47274 MF65330 7.2 09/14/18 MF65194 MA47274 MF65194 7.1 04/26/18 MF64827 MA47056 MF64936 (Nothing changed here)
Be sure to access the link in the Guide for further details!
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: