IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 23, Number 20
May 17, 2021 Doug Bidwell
As The Four Hundred reported last week, there is a major bug in Access Client Solutions 184.108.40.206. Our apologies, ACS 220.127.116.11 is the most current version and is not being pulled in favor of 18.104.22.168, as we originally said last week and then corrected. Assumptions were made at the case level that were later resolved and not communicated to us. Again, our apologies, but IBM bears some responsibility for the lack of communication, too.
The current version if you apply the fix will read “TESTFIX_22.214.171.124” in the Help About document. If you download the Zip file, the Help About will read “126.96.36.199 Build 1170” if it includes the fix. Here is a link to the document that tells you how to do this and here is the link to the patch itself. This is a Java JAR file and it only applies to ACS consoles.
In addition, there is a security situation, which is Security Bulletin: Samba for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2, which is affected by CVE-2021-20254. You can find out more at this link.
Also, Fix Central – FTP is changing to FTPS/SFTP (secure) on June 6, 2021. All orders submitted prior to that date will be removed. See Secure FTP downloads for IBM i PTFs at this link.
Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level:
PTF Groups 7.4:
- Db2 for IBM i
- IBM Db2 Mirror for i
PTF Groups 7.3:
- Db2 for IBM i
PTF Groups 7.2:
- Nothing to see here, move it along
PTF Groups 7.1:
New (or Updated) Links for this week: No time to do anything new.
Tips/Definitions: We are turning a corner here with this pandemic, but we still need to be safe! Mask, distance, and wash your hands – can’t hurt, can only help. Thank you!
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (05/15/21). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 01/25/21 MF67843 MA48860 MF68318 (when available) 7.3 05/05/21 MF68555 MA49031 MFxxxxx (when available) 7.2 05/05/21 MF68556 MA49031 MFxxxxx (when 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: