IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 25, Number 28
July 12, 2023 Doug Bidwell
It is still pretty quiet out there in when it comes to PTFs for the IBM i platform, excepting two important security vulnerabilities, one of which we reported on in Monday’s issue of The Four Hundred.
To reiterate, first we have Security Bulletin: IBM i is vulnerable to an attacker executing CL commands due to an exploitation of DDM architecture (CVE-2023-30990), which you can find out more about here. The IBM i PTF numbers for IBM i 5770-SS1 Base Operating System contain the fix for the vulnerability, as follows:
IBM i Release PTF Number 7.5 SI83472 7.4 SI83473 7.3 SI83474 7.2 SI83475
Second, we have Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Application Server could provide weaker than expected security (CVE-2023-35890), which you can get details about at this link.
Affected Product(s) Version(s) IBM WebSphere Application Server 9.0 IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5
Remediation/Fixes: IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by applying a currently available interim fix or fix pack that contains the APAR PH54406. Please note that this vulnerability only impacts versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199.
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Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level since we last published:
PTF Groups 7.5:
- Hard to believe . . .
PTF Groups 7.4:
- But there are no . . .
PTF Groups 7.3:
- IBM i group updates this time around.
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New (or Updated) links added to the ‘Links’ tab in the guide this week:
- SSL/HTTP: SSL Considerations for QSYS2 HTTP Functions, 6567211
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘QMGtools’ tab in the guide this week:
- Nothing here.
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘ACS_NAV’ tab in the guide this week:
- Nothing here either
New (or Updated) links added to the ‘Prtr Links’ tab in the guide this week:
New (or Updated) links Redbooks added this week:
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (07/08/23). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.5 05/26/23 SI79363 SE79905 SI83581 (When available) 7.4 05/26/23 SI79339 SE79905 SI83580 (When available) 7.3 05/26/23 SI79287 SE79905 SI83578 (When 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: