IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 12
March 27, 2019 Doug Bidwell
So brace yourself. HIPERs, Backup and Recovery, and QMGTOOLS are all new this week, and there is this little gem of a security bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2018-5407 and CVE-2018-0734 in OpenSSL affect IBM i. That second one is elegant but deadly!
The link for this fix can be found here, and the fixes are here:
- Release 7.2/7.3 – SI68727
- Release 7.1 – SI68726
And don’t forget about this security bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2019-5739 and CVE-2019-5737 in Node.js that affects IBM i. The link for this vulnerability is here, and this affects IBM i 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1. For Node.jsv6, SI69165 will fix for all three releases, for Node.jsv8 and v10, the recommended fixes are in a new version of each, see the link for additional details.
In case you hadn’t noticed, in IBM i 7.1 there is an Electronic Services Group PTF (SF99627). There is no such equivalent in IBM i 7.2 or 7.3. To get to these you have to go through Recommended Fixes, which are linked here. Select your release, and select the Electronic Services (ECS) (also includes Service Agent fixes) topic.
Also, there are quite a number of fixes out there since the last cume. This is worth looking into! Don’t fall too far behind….
New Links this week: CIMOM, which is for the CIMOM server certificate
And now, for a tip: A smile a day helps to keep problems at bay. A head of garlic a day keeps everyone, including vampires, away.
In answer to JimD’s question, the NOPROMPT parm became available on QMGTOOLS “Compare Version” CMPVER command on August 23, 2018.
The Guide at a glance: New defectives this week (3/23/19). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release): Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.3 03/05/19 MF65608 MA47478 MF65690 (Available!) MF65603 MF65584 MF65546 MF65537 MF65494 MF65440 MF65435 MF65417 MF65401 MF65391 7.2 03/05/19 MF65651 MA47478 MF65692 (Available!) MF65639 MF65607 MF65536 MF65524 MF65492 MF65439 MF65423 MF65392 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 chronologic