IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 13
April 3, 2019 Doug Bidwell
This week in the IBM i PTF Guide, we are obsessing about security. There is a security bulletin out that explains that there are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime that affect IBM i. There is consequently a new Java Group for all three releases – IBM i 7.1, IBM i 7.2, and IBM i 7.3. See this link for further details.
There is also a separate security bulletin, CVE-2018-14647, relating to Python that affects IBM i, and this affects all three currently supported releases as well. See this link for the scoop. For Python 2.7 and Python 3.4, make sure you check out the link for additional details in that bulletin.
Then, we have security bulletin CVE-2019-1559 relating to OpenSSL that also affects IBM i, with patches as follows:
- PTF for IBM i 7.2 and 7.3, SI69336
- PTF for IBM i 7.1, SI69329
See this link right here for further information.
And finally, we have security bulletins CVE-2018-20685, CVE-2019-6110, CVE-2019-6111, and CVE-2019-6109 relating to vulnerabilities in OpenSSH, which have the same PTF patches as above for OpenSSL. See this link for further information.
There are no new links in the Guide spreadsheet this week, and I ran out of time to come up with a tip. So better luck next week. . . .
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (3/30/19). 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 chronological order: