November 6, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Another week, another security vulnerability that is being addressed in the IBM i software stack. As you see in this week’s issue of the IBM i PTF Guide, IBM Navigator for i is affected by CVE-2019-4450. See this link for further details. This CVE can be remediated by applying the following HTTP Group PTF:
- Release 7.4: SF99662 level 2
- Release 7.3: SF99722 level 19
- Release 7.2: SF99713 level 32
Also, you will see that there is a new WAS 8.5 Group PTF for IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3.
As we have already reported in The Four …Read more
October 30, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Welcome to this week’s issue of the IBM i PTF Guide where we have a bunch of stuff to review, including a new Backup and Recovery Group for IBM i 7.4. Among other news are HIPERs for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1, and there is a new HTTP server group for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2.
In addition, we also have a set of Security Bulletins that cover multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM i HTTP Server affect IBM i, as follows:
IBM i 7.4 IBM i 7.3 IBM i 7.2 CVE-2019-9517 SI70961 SI70970 Not affected CVE-2019-10081 SI70961… Read more
October 23, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are slow, and some weeks we have lots to share. This is one of those busy weeks in PTF Land. First up, we have the following message to share: APAR MA47979 – INCORROUT – HLIC – 94XXDASD – HIPER. This Hard Disk drive code has a bug! You can read this link for details. It’s not on cume yet, but see the following fixing PTFs:
- R710 MF66663
- R720 MF66664
- R730 MF66665
- R740 MF66666
We also learned at TechU there are new announcements with a planned Availability Date of November 16, so stay tuned.
A Security Bulletin has popped …Read more
October 16, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We were busy at IBM Systems Technology University in Las Vegas last week and also had to chew through the Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4, so we are not our normal chatty selves here at the IBM i PTF Guide. Please do forgive.
So what’s new, you ask? There are new HIPER groups on all four releases. Yes, even IBM i 7.1, with MF66663, which deals with hard disk issues. That’s enough excitement for one week, really.
New (or Updated) Links this week: None this week, busily gleaning useful tidbits from TechU calls material! …Read more
October 9, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It’s time once again to peruse and ponder the updates Big Blue is making to the IBM i stack. As we report elsewhere, the Technology Refreshes have been announced for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4, which are coming out in the middle of November. And as always, there are some things to check out inside the IBM i PTF Guide for other stuff that is going on – and in this case, this was stuff that happened before the TRs were announced on Tuesday concurrent with IBM Systems Technology University, or TechU, being held in Las Vegas.
The big warning …Read more
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
September 25, 2019 Doug Bidwell
It looks like the usual gang of PTF suspects are being rounded up for the latest batch of patches for the IBM i platform, plus a few extras thrown into the clink.
- SAP Support update for IBM i releases 7.4, 7.3, 7.2!
- New groups for DB2 and DB2 Mirror at IBM i 7.4.
- New Java group for IBM i 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1.
- New MGtools for 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2.
- New IBM MQ for IBM i – V7.1.0/V8.0.0/V9.0.0 group for 7.3, and 7.2.
There is not a lot in the way of New (Updated) Links this week, …Read more
September 18, 2019 Doug Bidwell
First up, IBM has a new support site for IBM i customers coming in October. You can see a video describing this at this link. And now back to our regularly scheduled PTF programming. In this week’s edition of the IBM i PTF Guide, we find that there are new HIPERs and new Security groups for all four current releases – that’s IBM i 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4.
We don’t have any new links in the Guide this week, and we came up dry on tips, too. (It is like that some days.)
The Guide at a …Read more
September 11, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are more exciting than others here in PTF Land. We’ve got some new links to tell you about and a couple of other tidbits to share. But the exciting news for IBM i customers this week is the reveal of a new Support Site coming from IBM in October! Find out more by viewing this video.
Now back to the Guide. First, you may notice some differences when you download this week’s edition. Be aware we added a cover page as a first worksheet.
In terms of what to look for, you will see new version …Read more
September 9, 2019 Doug Bidwell
Good people of IBM i Land, in this latest edition of the IBM i PTF Guide you will see that there are new HIPERs and Security groups for all four of the operating system releases. If you are on V7R1, please read the HIPER cover letter – there are over 100 fixes that are not on the cume and lots of dependencies. Please read and heed! And note that the PTFs for vulnerabilities below are not in this new Security group!
There is a new DB2 for IBM i group for version 7.2, and a new version of MGTools …Read more