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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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.

August 2020

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

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is affected by multiple Db2 vulnerabilities such as privilege escalation, denial of service, and buffer overflow.

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

July 2020

Videos about new features in IBM Spectrum Protect products

General videos about IBM Spectrum Protect products

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

APAR IT33496, IBM Spectrum Protect customers that use a directory-container or cloud-container storage pool with encryption enabled might have unencrypted extents.

A denial of service vulnerability in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2020.

IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client web user interface, IBM Spectrurm Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments are vulnerable to Logjam

June 2020

Journal-based backup cannot be used with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 and 8.2

A vulnerability exists in IBM Runtime Environment Java which is used by the IBM Spectrum Protect Server.

The Go programming language could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions which affects the IBM Spectrum Protect Server.

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is affected by multiple Db2 vulnerabilities such as privilege escalation, denial of service, and buffer overflow.

The web user interface provided by the IBM Spectrum Protect Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management is vulnerable to authentication bypass and a clickjacking attack.

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

For information about new features in the IBM Spectrum Protect product family, view the following videos.

May 2020

The IBM Spectrum Protect wiki, hosted on the developerWorks Connections Platform, was discontinued on 31 March 2020. The content that received the most customer views is available is listed here

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

April 2020

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow which could allow a remote attacker to executive arbitrary code on the system

As documented in APAR IT32181, IBM Spectrum Protect users might receive a message that the PROTECT STGPOOL command was processed successfully, even though no extents were transferred

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java which is used by IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Operations Center on AIX.

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

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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