IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 39
October 2, 2019 Doug Bidwell
First up in this week’s IBM i PTF Guide, there is a new Security Bulletin for multiple vulnerabilities in Node.js that affect the IBM i operating system. See this link here for details. There are not PTFs for these vulnerabilities as yet, so just install the latest RPM of Node.js as a precaution.
What else is new this week? We have added a “Prtr Links” tab to guide, so check it out. Our thanks to Bryce out in Portland for this recommendation.
New (or Updated) Links this week:
- JAVA: Using WRKJVMJOB to Dump JVM Data on the IBM i OS
- DAMAGE/DMG: Check Damage on Physical Files (CHKPF)
- DAMAGE/DMG: Recovering Records from Damaged Files
- DAMAGE/DMG: Damage Detection Tool
- DAMAGE/DMG: QMGTOOLS — VFYSTG Utility for IBM i
And now for this week’s tip: In ACS, do File > Export Configuration. . . on a regular basis to back up your configurations.
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (09/28/19). 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 -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 09/12/19 SI70810 SE71719 SI70836 (not available yet) 7.3 07/29/19 SI69654 SE71792 SI70596 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!) 7.2 07/29/19 SI69654 SE71792 SI70596 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!) 7.1 07/29/19 SI69653 SE71807 SI70603 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!)
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: