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MF65226 - LIC MITIGATE SPECTRE AND MELTDOWN VULNERABILITIES

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Abstract

LIC MITIGATE SPECTRE AND MELTDOWN VULNERABILITIES


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED      PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  REL  NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
---- -------- ---  -------  -------  ------
NONE



NOTICE:
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Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that
use system memory addresses not generated by the IBM translator,
including programs that circumvent control technology designed to limit
interactive capacity to purchased levels.  This PTF may be a prerequisite
for future PTFs.  By applying this PTF you authorize and agree to the
foregoing.

This PTF is subject to the terms of the 'IBM License Agreement for Machine
Code', the terms of which were provided in a printed document that was
delivered with the machine.

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AGREEMENT, IBM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT,
REGARDING THE PTF.





APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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IBM has released this PTF in response to CVE-2017-5753,
CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754, and CVE-2018-3639.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA47052 :
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The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities will be mitigated by
applying this PTF along with all PTFs already provided in
response to these vulnerabilities.

See the IBM i Security Bulletin for a list of all previously
released PTFs needed to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Link to the IBM i Security Bulletin:
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1022433

Vulnerability Details
CVEID: CVE-2017-5753
CVEID: CVE-2017-5715
CVEID: CVE-2017-5754
CVEID: CVE-2018-3639

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA47052 :
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None.


Activation Instructions


None.




Special Instructions


None.


Default Instructions

THIS PTF CAN BE APPLIED IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
--------------  ------------------------------------------------------------
     NONE

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R1M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... MA47052
Superseded by:......................
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... NONE


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R1M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF65226

Modified date: 12 September 2018