The following are News Flashes and Problem Solving Hints provided by the The IBM Spectrum Protect Team.

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IBM Spectrum Protect News and Technical Flashes

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March 2020

General videos about IBM Spectrum Protect products

Overviews of IBM Spectrum Protect product releases

Videos about new features in IBM Spectrum Protect products

February 2020

APAR IT27050 may affect directory-container and cloud-container storage pools which can result in damaged deduplicated extents (chunks).

November 2019 - January 2020

No news flashes

October 2019

When the IBM Spectrum Protect servermon component is enabled, the gstack command can cause I/O operations to fail on tape devices.

September 2019

A port used by Operations Center is reported to be vulnerable to Logjam (CVE-2015-4000).

August 2019

IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments is vulnerable to a denial of service caused by incorrect accumulation of TCP/IP sockets in a CLOSE_WAIT state.

An IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.8.000 server can fail to complete read operations on non IBM tape drives. The issue is indicated by error message ANR8302E with the following SCSI sense data: KEY=05, ASC=24, ASCQ=00.

July 2019

The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server and Storage Agents are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow and elevation of privileges

Potential spoofing and denial of service vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client web user interface

ACL entries associated with a file or directory on a VxFS HP-UX filesystem may not be backed up by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client.

The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could allow execution of arbitrary code on the local system or the application to crash.

An OpenSSL vulnerability was disclosed on February 26, 2019 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL, used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client for network connections with NetApp services

Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2019. IBM Runtime Environment Java is used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client

Problem-Solving Resources Online

These pages contain details about various key IBM Spectrum Protect documents, fix packs, versions, announcements and end of support data


IBM SP , IBM SP EE, and SSAM (includes server and client)
IBM SPfor Databases (includes Data Protection for Oracle and Data Product for SQL)
IBM SP for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
IBM SP for Mail (includes Data Protection for Domino and Data Protection for Exchange)
IBM SP for Virtual Environments (includes Data Protection for VMware and Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager) - All Requirements Document

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