IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 21, Number 48
December 4, 2019 Doug Bidwell
This is important: If you are running IBM i 7.3, the Db2 for IBM i Group SF99703, Level 16, dated November 13 is defective. Do not install this group. Instead, install Level 17, which was made available on November 25. If you are not able to do that, contact IBM for assistance. Our understanding is that critical PTFs were not included in Level 16 update for the Db2 group, and the resulting issue is that both the A and B side will lock up and require a SLIP install to repair. You want to avoid that.
Also, there is updated Firmware VL940_027 for Machine-Type Models as follows: 9008-22L; 9009-22A; 9009-41A; 9009-42A; 9223-22H; 9223-42H. See Fix central for details.
There is a new Security Bulletin for Vulnerability CVE-2019-10218 in Samba that affects IBM i. See this link for further details. The IBM i Fixing PTF numbers are:
- Release 7.4 – SI71638
- Release 7.3 – SI71637
- Release 7.2 – SI71636
And finally, there is a new group for 7.4 SF99661, which is for WebSphere App Server V8.5.
New (or Updated) Links this week:
- IFS: Specifying ASP When Using Integrated File System
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (11/30/19). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 09/12/19 SI70810 SE71719 SI70836 (available) 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: