We are pleased to announce that Server Backup Manager 5.8.1 is now available. This hotfix release addresses two security vulnerabilities in the product, including the recently discovered SSL POODLE exploit.
In case you missed it, the Web erupted two weeks ago with the news that a major vulnerability had been found in SSL v3.0. The vulnerability, commonly referred to as POODLE, is a design flaw resulting from the way blocks of data are encrypted under a specific type of algorithm within the SSL protocol. Exploiting this vulnerability could give an attacker access to the data passed within the encrypted Web session, including passwords, cookies, etc.
This release resolves the POODLE vulnerability in Server Backup Manager 5.8.0 and earlier. The fix does convert SSL v3 to TLS, so please make sure to check client libraries for compatibility prior to upgrading.