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IBM Spectrum Protect Client 8.1.15.x fix pack and interim fix downloads

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Abstract

This document describes how to download maintenance packages and interim fix packages for IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client 8.1.15.x.

Check the following sections to determine for this IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client level:
- Section "Download Packages" for available component packages
- Section "How critical is this fix?" for fixed vulnerabilities
- Section "Solved Problems" for update history and documentation updates
- Section "Known Side Effects" for Known Issues and Limitations



Download Description


 

Packages on PTF distribution website

All IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients maintenance packages and the interim fixes can be accessed by using the PTF distribution website. The HTTPS link in the section "Download package" directs to the PTF distribution website. Follow the HTTPS link to download IBM Spectrum Protect clients 8.1.15 (8.1.15-TIV-TSMBAC).

However, these maintenance packages and interim fixes available through PTF distribution website do not contain the required license enablement files. For initial installation of IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients, you must obtain your packages, with the associated license enablement files, from the Passport Advantage Online website.  


 

Packages on Fix Central online

To get the most current features and enhancements, it is required to update IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients from a previous version or release. Maintenance packages and interim fixes are delivered on Fix Central. The HTTP link in the section "Download package" directs to the Fix Central online website.

However, these maintenance packages and interim fixes available through Fix Central do not contain the required license enablement files. For initial installation of IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients, you must obtain your packages, with the associated license enablement files, from the Passport Advantage Online website.


 

Packages on Passport Advantage Online

The Passport Advantage Online website has complete packages of IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients for download. To download IBM Spectrum Protect clients 8.1.15, using the Passport AdvantageĀ® Online website, see IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.15 Clients.
The packages available through Passport Advantage are the base level packages. For any maintenance packages and interim fixes, check Fix Central or PTF distribution website.

Note:


 

Prerequisites

For hardware and software requirements, see: Overview - IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Operating Systems.

For featured technical support documents, see: Featured Documents for IBM Spectrum Protect.
 

Installation Instructions

Installation instructions are available in the Installation and User's Guide for backup-archive client.
For detailed installation instructions in this level, see Installing the IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive clients (UNIX, Linux, and Windows).

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Download Package

The HTTP link in the Download Options column directs you to the following sites:

  • PTF distribution website:
    PTF distribution website provides fixes for maintenance packages and interim fix packages, and the corresponding autodeploy packages. 
  • Fix Central online website:
    Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system. Fix Central is a secure website that requires you to log in using your IBMid. You can acquire an IBMid at  Sign up to IBMid.
    You can locate the packages on the Fix Central online website by using the product name, version, and platform as the search query. For example, use the "IBM Spectrum Protect".
Reminder: The packages available through Fix Central do not contain license enablement files. Install previous a base level package before you use these packages.

Packages for level 8.1.15:

  • Fix pack IBM Spectrum Protect backup archive clients 8.1.15: Available 29 June 2022 all platforms
  • Interim fix 8.1.15.1 - Available 12 August 2022 for all Linux
  • Interim fix 8.1.15.2 - Available 27 September 2022 for all platforms

To find the download documents for all supported versions and all available download options, see: IBM Spectrum Protect Downloads - Latest Fix Packs and interim fixes.

How critical is this fix?

Following vulnerabilities are fixed in this level on IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client:

IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client
First Fixing Level
VRMF
Platform Bulletin Title and Link
8.1.15 AIX,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Windows
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2021-35550, CVE-2021-35603)
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6596379
8.1.15 AIX,
HP-UX,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Solaris,
Windows
Security Bulletin:  Information Disclosure and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client (CVE-2022-22478, CVE-2022-22474)
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6596741
8.1.15 Linux,
Windows
Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in OpenSSL might affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client (CVE-2022-0778)
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6596399
8.1.15.2 AIX,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Windows
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6823727
8.1.15.2 AIX,
HP-UX,
Linux,
Macintosh,
Solaris,
Windows
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in FasterXML Jackson Databind and Apache Xerces affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6823731

For most current security bulletins, search in the My Notifications website.
Note: you need to subscribe this product in My Notifications website.


 

Problems Solved

For a list of fixed APARs in this level, see: IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client 8.1.15 APARs and 8.1.15.x APARs.
Note: Maintenance is cumulative. APARs fixed in the previous fix packs and interim fixes are also fixed in the most current delivery.

For changes, updates, and other clarifications to the currently available IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.x publications, see:


 

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Technical Support

For support, see the website for product:  IBM Support for IBM Spectrum Protect.
 

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Problems (APARS) fixed
IT39682
IT39646
IT39479
IT38824
IT38626
IT38424
IT41750
IT41609
IT41548
IT41378
IT41127

Document Information

Modified date:
27 September 2022

UID

ibm16593819