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IC97507: "PING SERVER" DOESN'T CHECK THE PASSWORD OF THE REMOTE SERVER.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The "PING SERVER" command uses only ADMIN credentials (and not
    SERVER credentials which is maybe expected) to ping a remote
    server.
    So, if the server password is incorrect for the Target Server,
    the "PING SERVER" still reports success.
    
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    Tivoli Storage Manager Server v6.3.x and later
    
    
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low
    
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM PING SERVER ADMIN credentials zz63
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in levels 6.3.5 and 7.1.1. Note that this    *
    *                 is subject to change at the discretion of    *
    *                 IBM.                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux and Windows
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC97507

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-08

  • Closed date

    2014-02-09

  • Last modified date

    2014-02-09

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63L

Reference #: IC97507

Modified date: 09 February 2014