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NetBackup 8.1.2 Hotfix - nbdeployutil and Smart Meter bundle with CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 Apache Log4j 2.17.1 fix (Etrack 3983309)



nbdeployutil is failing to generate usage file required for Smart Meter (Etrack 3983309)


Veritas Bug ID: ET 3983309


Issue:  nbdeployutil is failing to generate usage file required for Smart Meter (Etrack 3983309)


Version:  NetBackup 8.1.2


Problem Description: Cumulative EEB for NetBackup 8.1.2 Servers addressing CVE-2021-44228 Apache Log4j Vulnerability and previous fixes included in 8.1.2 EEB bundle


Solution: Fix for CVE-2021-44228 - Update NetBackup 8.1.2 with Apache Log4j 2.17.1.


Fixes Included:    

This EEB bundle contains fix for CVE-2021-44228 and and CVE-2021-45046 plus the following Fixes:

ET 3937082: nbdeployutil core
ET 3952385: nbdeployutil does not honor nbdeployutilconfig.txt - FREQUENCY_IN_DAYS=1
ET 3955212: nbdeployutil creating large files in /tmp on master and filling up file system
ET 3955529: nbdeployutil shows inaccurate data after installing v5 of ET3944092
ET 3958640: EEB (8.1.2) : Support of Sqlite operations for nbdeployutil for solving memory issues for Huge data.
ET 3959035: Adding vxupdate packages fails
ET 3960007: nbdeployutil   s incremental run fails to fetch data from trusted master using FEDS web-api
ET 3964435: Asking for EEB that combines fixes from ET3952954
ET 3964938: Smartmeter/nbdeployutil usage numbers are much higher (essentially double) what they should be
ET 3965216: Require EEB for 8.1.2 from ET3952672 - Scheduled nbdeployutil report no longer works after upgrade to NBU8.1
ET 3966663: Netbackup web services appear to become unresponsive causing jobs to stop being submitted.
ET 3967638: EEB request for ET:3966961 at 8.1.2.
ET 3969075: nbdeployutil fails with "DBD::SQLite::db do failed: near ".2018": syntax error at PERL2EXE_STORAGE/Sqlitedb/ line 144."
ET 3969916: Nbdeployutil in 8.1.2 is not separating vsphere template clients correctly
ET 3978844: nbdeployutil failing with: db do failed: near ")": syntax error at PERL2EXE_STORAGE/Sqlitedb/ line 144
ET 3979291: bpbkar is posting incorrect FEDS data for sparse file (ET3962068) causing issues with nbdeployutil
ET 3979585: nbdeployutil crashing while generating capacity report
ET 3981183: nbdeployutil incrementals failing with: 'DBD::SQLite::db do failed: unrecognized token: "":137093}]'
ET 3982304: Nbdeployutil shows incorrect backup size for SQL
ET 3983410: Excel output file for nbdeployutil incrementals is not being created
ET 3986477: Nbdeployutil and OpsCenter Capacity Report are not similar
ET 3987300: Capacity report reports on cluster name and node names providing incorrect calculations for capacity reporting
ET 3988692: Smart Meter Virtual Workload is not working for VM data.
ET 3997425: nbdeployutil not generating Capacity Licensing or Smart Meter telemetry json files, even with EEB 3983309 installed
ET 4006087: nbdeployutil is failing to generate usage file required for Smart Meter
ET 4058519: Need EEB for NBU 9.1 upgrade Apache Log4j version to log4j-2.15.0-rc1

Fix for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 - Update NetBackup with Apache Log4j 2.16.0


Version 6 Adds:

1. Fix for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 - Update NetBackup with Apache Log4j 2.17.1.
2. Support for installation of EEB on Solaris 10 platform (both Solaris-SPARC and Solaris-x86-64).



  1. If you have already implemented the mitigation steps documented in UPD548210, you DO NOT have to revert those steps before installing the EEB.
  2. This Hotfix EEB Bundle is now supported on Solaris 10 and 11, both Solaris-SPARC and Solaris-x86-64.


Installation Location:  Primary/Master or Media Server 



Version:  NetBackup 8.1.2


Installation Location: Primary/Master or Media Server 


Installation Instructions:


   1) This EEB is to be installed on a NetBackup Server (Primary/Master or media)
  2) Because this is a bundle, please stop NetBackup services prior to applying this hotfix.
  3) If there is a previous version of this EEB already installed, the previous version MUST BE uninstalled before installing this EEB version.
  4) Run EEB installer with -create option
       e.g On Linux/Unix - ./eebinstaller_3983309_6_linuxR_x86 -create
             On Windows - eebinstaller_3983309_6_AMD64.exe -create


Installer Instruction Links:


Using the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) installer


Installing EEBs on a NetBackup 52x0 / 5330 Appliance




Checksums of Files:


File                                                                                                    Checksum       Byte count

AMD64/log4j-api-2.17.1.jar                                                           3934950123    301873
AMD64/log4j-core-2.17.1.jar                                                        1147346345    1790452
AMD64/log4j-web-2.17.1.jar                                                        1249241531    35961
AMD64/nbdeployutil.exe                                                              2752260369    6671876
AMD64/nbwebservice.war                                                           2380713690    26436681
AMD64/nbwss.war                                                                        211154236    22773814
AMD64/netbackup.war                                                                 329926562    60982984
AMD64/preprocess_install_3983309.exe                                  3192305682    3732480
linuxR_x86/log4j-api-2.17.1.jar                                                     3934950123    301873
linuxR_x86/log4j-core-2.17.1.jar                                                   1147346345    1790452
linuxR_x86/log4j-web-2.17.1.jar                                                   1249241531    35961
linuxR_x86/nbdeployutil                                                                 714002783    6740997
linuxR_x86/nbwebservice.war                                                      2380713690    26436681
linuxR_x86/nbwss.war                                                                   211154236    22773814
linuxR_x86/netbackup.war                                                            329926562    60982984
linuxR_x86/                               1192970312    1942
linuxS_x86/log4j-api-2.17.1.jar                                                     3934950123    301873
linuxS_x86/log4j-core-2.17.1.jar                                                   1147346345    1790452
linuxS_x86/log4j-web-2.17.1.jar                                                   1249241531    35961
linuxS_x86/nbdeployutil                                                                2822633772    6779292
linuxS_x86/nbwebservice.war                                                      2380713690    26436681
linuxS_x86/nbwss.war                                                                   211154236    22773814
linuxS_x86/netbackup.war                                                            329926562    60982984
linuxS_x86/                               1192970312    1942
solaris/log4j-api-2.17.1.jar                                                             3934950123    301873
solaris/log4j-core-2.17.1.jar                                                          1147346345    1790452
solaris/log4j-web-2.17.1.jar                                                           1249241531    35961
solaris/nbdeployutil                                                                        4184576853    6534923
solaris/nbwebservice.war                                                              2380713690    26436681
solaris/nbwss.war                                                                           211154236    22773814
solaris/netbackup.war                                                                    329926562    60982984
solaris/                                      717651507    1944
solaris_x86/log4j-api-2.17.1.jar                                                    3934950123    301873
solaris_x86/log4j-core-2.17.1.jar                                                 1147346345    1790452
solaris_x86/log4j-web-2.17.1.jar                                                 1249241531    35961
solaris_x86/nbdeployutil                                                               1296200224    6158512
solaris_x86/nbwebservice.war                                                    2380713690    26436681
solaris_x86/nbwss.war                                                                 211154236    22773814
solaris_x86/netbackup.war                                                          329926562    60982984
solaris_x86/                             717651507    1944
AMD64/install-3983309_eebi_nbwmc.ps1                                251265734    14349
linuxR_x86/                            3574384124    14306
linuxS_x86/                            3574384124    14306
solaris/                                   3574384124    14306
solaris_x86/                          3574384124    14306

Recommended service state:


Stop all NetBackup services before applying this hotfix.

Applies to the following product releases

Update files

File name Description Version Platform Size

Knowledge base


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