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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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February 2021

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.

January 2021

Vulnerabilities in Apache Commons and Log4j, such as execution of arbitrary code on the system, man-in-the-middle attack, and information disclosure, could affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client .

Vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java such as denial of service and ability to obtain sensitive informationcould affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client.

A vulnerability IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.

December 2020

December, 2020 - IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Support Newsletter

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.

November 2020

As documented in APAR IT32887, IBM Spectrum Protect server users might not be able to restore data that was tiered to a sequential-access storage pool in the NONBLOCK data format.

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.

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

IBM Spectrum Protect Server allows Triple DES (3DES) ciphers to be used. This can result in the use of weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms.

Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Db2 and IBM Runtime Environment Java affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Server. The Java vulnerabilities were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January, April, and July 2020.

A vulnerability IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java such as denial of service and ability to obtain sensitive information could affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client

Vulnerabilities in Apache Commons and Log4j such as execution of arbitrary code on the system, man-in-the-middle attack, and information disclosure, could affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client.

October 2020

Discover how IBM is enhancing your support experience with new tools, programs and AI! The IBM Support Insider blog provides you with regular updates on what's new and changing in IBM Support.

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.

September 2020

September, 2020 - IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Support Newsletter

Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect Server The IBM Spectrum Protect Server may disclose sensitive information due to not encrypting the second chunk of an object in an encrypted container pool.

Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect ServerThe IBM Spectrum Protect Server is vulnerable to a denial of service due to improper validation of user-supplied input.

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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