September 19, 2018 Doug Bidwell
The Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities are the gift that keeps on giving in terms of security worries and hurried patches, and this week in the IBM i PTF Guide is yet another demonstration of this fact.
See this link for full details on the new fixes, and check the tab in the Guide for SpectreMeltdown, which is new new.
There are new fixes for PEX and Job Watcher on V7R3, check here for details.
The Tech Refreshes are out, finally, for V7R3 and V7R2. Check the TR tab in the Guide for further information.
Links this week: …Read more
September 12, 2018 Doug Bidwell
It’s been three weeks since our last PTF guide, but we have been keeping up with all the updates and have packaged it all together for you. In addition to the usual defective PTF rundowns each week, we have seen some OpenSSL fixes and new HIPER and Security groups. It is also interesting to note that as of September 8, it has been four months since a bug was found in a patch. We aren’t sure if this sets any sort of record, but it is definitely worth mentioning! All the latest PTFs are lined up below for you. Happy …Read more
August 22, 2018 Doug Bidwell
This week in IBM i PTF Land is sponsored by snakes. Pythons to be specific. To be more precise, there are vulnerabilities in Python that make it susceptible to denial of service attacks.
Here are the fixes to take care of that. Release 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 have the same number PTF applicable for all three OS releases:
- 5733OPS Option 2 SI68164
- 5733OPS Option 4 SI67937
Release 7.2 and 7.3 support Python version 2.7/3.6 in the RPM format. You can find out more at this link.
New links this week in the IBM i PTF Guide:
- Cannot Save
August 15, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We have some catching up to do this week. Summer is winding down, the kids are going back to school, and it’s time to get things back in order in PTF Land. There actually wasn’t much to report with Volume 31 of our PTF Guide, mostly due to the announcements that were expected in time for Volume 32. Still, 31 brought us a fix pack for Rational Developer for i (9.6), as well as some new links on how to configure ObjectConnect, what system fixes are required for Domino, and the IBM i collaboration software compatibility guide.
Here’s the defective …Read more
August 6, 2018 Doug Bidwell
It is summer, and it is the usual quiet time in PTF Land. This week, there are new PTF groups for HIPERs and HTTP server! There is good stuff in there. . . .
The SAP required PTF lists were updated on July 20 for IBM i releases 7.2 and 7.3, on the July 16 they were updated for IBM i 7.1. If you are running SAP, you might check out their links on the links page.
There are, as you know from reading The Four Hundred, new enterprise servers coming, and they are very powerful machines! And there …Read more
July 25, 2018 Doug Bidwell
There’s not much to report this week in PTF Land. Even HIPERs, which should come out every two weeks, are overdue. But you can still check out the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide below to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order.
This week wasn’t a total loss. I attended the Ocean Tech Conference, in Costa Mesa, California, where techno-nerds and old friends had great fun and learned a lot, too! Briefly, the new ACS tool is a work of art! Creating service programs is easier than ever, and the new PDM add-on for RDi …Read more
July 18, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Some weeks are crazier than others, and this is one of those weeks with the PTF Guide. We just checked in on PTF Land in Monday issue, but already there are more changes to report. Not the predicted deluge of PTFs we thought we might see, but there are some new HIPERs and WebQuery fixes you will want to look into. There are also a couple of new parms on the TELNET command to check out.
Here is a look at the Temporary Disk Space Recommended fixes in V7R2:
Date Added Fixes Product Description 03/01/2018 MF64483 5770999 Data base run-time… Read more
July 16, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Somehow in the summer mix, we managed to skip IBM i PTF Guide number 25, so we are adding it to number 27 to get caught up. There will be another update on Wednesday, and then we will be all caught up. (It was a complicated month here at IT Jungle in July so far. We will leave it at that.)
Let’s start with number 25. There is an SSL certificate change coming for your HMCs. Check this link for the details.
On the IBM i Access Client Solutions front, check out the Readme File for 5733-XJ1. That’s Version: 184.108.40.206, …Read more
July 9, 2018 Doug Bidwell
We are running the IBM i PTF Guide in the Monday edition of The Four Hundred this week, just to keep you on your toes during our summer holiday schedule. There was a lot of stuff going on even with the July 4 holiday in the United States impending before we went to press.
This week we have new Groups for HIPER and Java, and, a new version of QMGTOOLS, for all three releases. The Java groups for each release have significant vulnerabilities. The fixes are included in the latest Java group for each release:
- Release 7.3 – SF99725 level
June 20, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Rochester, we have a problem. The statement below is copied directly from an IBM notice. I did not want any confusion about its contents. The SFTP services are showing up in some places already, but not everywhere. We will let you know where and when as we are informed.
IMPORTANT: Planned changes to ECuRep upload and download server. • All ECuRep servers will be requiring IBM ID authentication, soon. Please make sure that you own an IBM ID and that your processes will be able to use IBM ID authentication instead of anonymous log-in. (https://www.ibm.com/account/us-en/signup/register.html) • We will discontinue the… Read more