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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSL affects IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client NetApp Services (CVE-2019-1559)

Security Bulletin


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, has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-1559
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to immediately close the TCP connection after the hosts encounter a zero-length record with valid padding. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a 0-byte record padding-oracle attack to decrypt traffic.
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This security exposure affects network connections between the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client and NetApp services.  The following levels of IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client are affected:

  • through
  • through


Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive
Client Release

First Fixing
VRM Level

Platform Link to Fix
       8.1  8.1.8     Linux


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Related Information

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Change History

18 July 2019 - original version published

*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 Security Bulletin.


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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client Linux, Windows 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Bacvkup-Archive Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 0886237

Modified date: 24 July 2019