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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


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

18 July 2019 - original version published

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Internal Use Only

Advisory 15311 Record 131075

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
24 July 2019