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MA46864 - LIC MITIGATE SPECTRE AND MELTDOWN VULNERABILITIES

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 APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report)

Abstract

LIC MITIGATE SPECTRE AND MELTDOWN VULNERABILITIES

Error Description

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

Problem Summary

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* PROBLEM: (MA46864) Licensed Program = 5770999 for i 7.1,     *
*                                        i 7.2, and i 7.3      *
*           Security                                           *
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* USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.            *
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* RECOMMENDATION: Apply LIC PTF MF64571 for i 7.1.             *
*                 Apply LIC PTF MF64565 for i 7.2.             *
*                 Apply LIC PTF MF64568 for i 7.3.             *
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IBM has released this PTF in response to CVE-2017-5753,        
CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754.                                

Problem Conclusion

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                                            

Temporary Fix

                       *********                                
                       * HIPER *                                
                       *********                                

Comments

Circumvention


PTFs Available

R710 MF67822  1000

R720 MF64565  8032

R730 MF64568  8025

Affected Modules


         
         

Affected Publications

Summary Information

Status............................................CLOSED PER
HIPER...........................................Yes
Component..................................9400DG300
Failing Module..........................RCHMGR
Reported Release...................R720
Duplicate Of..............................




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Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020