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Security Bulletin: IBM TS2900 Tape Library update for security vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2012-2333)

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Download an update to the TS2900 Tape Library, which contains a newer version of OpenSSL that fixes certain security vulnerabilities that were present in older versions of OpenSSL.


OpenSSL versions prior to 1.0.0 do not follow best security practices and need to be upgraded. For a complete list of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities by version, please refer to:

The IBM TS2900 tape library firmware has been updated to contain a newer version of OpenSSL.

CVEID: CVE-2012-2333
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

All TS2900 tape libraries with firmware versions lower than 0025.

The recommended solution is to apply the fix, which is contained in firmware version 0025 and above. The fix remediates the vulnerability by updating OpenSSL to version 1.0.1c.

Apply firmware version 0025 or later, available from IBM Fix Central


Connect the library directly to a workstation or private network that is trusted (i.e., access to the workstation or network is controlled or limited to persons that would all have administrator privileges or persons that can be trusted not to attempt to hack into the library).


IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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Document information

More support for: Tape Autoloaders

Version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S1004288

Modified date: 29 September 2015