IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 22, Number 47
November 23, 2020 Doug Bidwell
As we report elsewhere in this issue of The Four Hundred, there is a new security bulletin that has been issued relating to a speculative execution vulnerability that affects Power9 systems running the Virtual I/O Server in general and AIX 7.1 and AIX 7.2 in particular. As such, it indirectly affects all four IBM i releases, from 7.1 through 7.4. See Security Bulletin: Vulnerability CVE-2020-4788 at this link.
The patches to deal with this vulnerability are as follows:
- IBM i 7.4: MF68089 and MF68090
- IBM i 7.3: MF68094 and MF68095
- IBM i 7.2: MF68096 and MF68097
- IBM i 7.1: MF67706
We express our thanks to Doug Robertson for enduring the problem that generated this one: MA48777: LIC-OTHER MH PTF INSTALL MAY RESULT IN AN ERROR.
This applies to all non-HMC managed systems, and the patches are as follows:
- IBM i 7.4: MF68134 (This PTF can be applied immediately or delayed.)
- IBM i 7.3: MF68127 (This PTF can be applied immediately or delayed.)
Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level:
PTF Groups 7.4:
PTF Groups 7.3:
PTF Groups 7.2:
PTF Groups 7.1:
- Nothing to see here, as is usually but not always the case.
New (or Updated) Links for this week:
- FuelGauge: IBM i SSD Fuel Gauge
Tips/Definitions: Eat some turkey, watch some football, have a drink or two, and Zoom a lot with family and friends.
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (11/21/20). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 10/29/20 SI73927 SE74609 SI74625 (not available) 7.3 10/29/20 SI73926 SE74609 SI74624 (not available) 7.2 10/06/20 SI73839 SE74370 SI74276 (available) SI73601 SI73431 SI73331 SI71769 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: