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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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July 2021

None so far

June 2021

Security Bulletin: Stack-based Buffer Overflow vulnerabilities in IBM Spectrum Protect Back-up Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (CVE-2021-29672, CVE-2021-20546)

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2020-27221, CVE-2020-14782)

Security Bulletin: Privilege escalation vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2021-20532)

Security Bulletin: Genivia gSOAP vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments:Data Protection for VMware and Spectrum Protect Client (CVE-2020-13575, CVE-2020-13578, CVE-2020-13574, CVE-2020-13577, CVE-2020-13576, CVE-2020-21783)

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client NetApp Services (CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841)

May, 2021 - IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Support Newsletter

IBM Systems TechU – The Virtual Edition (October 26-29, 2020)

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Db2 affect IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2020-5024, CVE-2020-5025, CVE-2020-4976)

Discover how IBM is enhancing your support experience with new tools, programs and AI!

May 2021

Webinar Q&A: IBM Spectrum Protect server crash/core dump analysis - 13 May 2021

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Apache Commons and Log4j affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

The IBM Support Insider blog provides you with regular updates on what's new and changing in IBM Support.

The IBM Spectrum Protect server might not start after upgrade to 8.1.12 if the server previously was used at a level of 8.1.9.xxx. It does not matter what level was upgraded from, only if the server at one time was used at an 8.1.9.xxx level.

April 2021

For information about new features in the IBM Spectrum Protect product family, view the following videos. The videos provide detailed information about features and demonstrate their use.

The videos introduce new features across the IBM Spectrum Protect product family.

IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments may allow a local user to escalate their privileges.

Vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2020 and January 2021.

IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management are vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflows caused by improper bounds checking.

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on December 8, 2020 and February 16, 2021 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL, used by the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client for network connections with NetApp services, has addressed the applicable CVEs.

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is affected by IBM Db2 vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow and execution of arbitrary code on the system.

The IBM Spectrum Protect wiki was discontinued on 31 March 2020. The content that received the most customer views is available, as listed in the following sections.

IBM Spectrum Protect Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Support Newsletter 1 April 2021

March 2021

IBM Systems TechU – The Virtual Edition (October 26-29, 2020)The premier virtual training event for deep technical content on IBM Systems products and solutions.

The IBM Spectrum Protect server running on AIX 7.2 TL5 might crash frequently with various call stacks.

IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Support Newsletter

February 2021

Supplemental information and resources for the IBM Spectrum Protect product family

IBM Spectrum Software Support Monthly Product Newsletters Survey

If IBM Spectrum Scale on Linux is upgraded to version 5.0.5 or later, then the next IBM Spectrum Protect incremental backup might back up all files in the IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) file system.

Problem-Solving Resources Online

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


Spectrum Protect , Spectrum Protect EE, and SSAM (includes server and client)
Spectrum Protect for Databases (includes Data Protection for Oracle and Data Product for SQL)
Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Spectrum Protect for Mail (includes Data Protection for Domino and Data Protection for Exchange)
Spectrum Protect 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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