CA20121018-01 Security Notice for CA ARCserve Backup - CA Technologies
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CA20121018-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve Backup

Issued: October 18, 2012
Updated: January 02, 2013

CA Technologies support is alerting customers to multiple risks with certain CA ARCserve Backup RPC services. Two vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

The first vulnerability, CVE-2012-2971, occurs due to a flaw with how RPC requests are processed. An attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on server installations.

The second vulnerability, CVE-2012-2972, occurs due to insufficient validation of certain RPC requests and exploitation can result in a service crash. This vulnerability affects both server and agent installations.

Risk Rating

High

Platform

Windows

Affected Products

CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.5
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r15
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r16

How to determine if the installation is affected

CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.5, r15, r16:

  1. Run the ARCserve Patch Management utility. From the Windows Start menu, the program can be found under Programs->CA->ARCserve Patch Management->Patch Status.
  2. The main patch status screen will indicate if the patch in the below table is applied. If the patch is not applied, then the installation is vulnerable.

Product Patch
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.5 RO49917
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r15 RO52480
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r16 RO52479

Solution

CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.5:
RO49917

CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r15:
RO52480

CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r16:
RO52479

References

CVE-2012-2971 - RPC remote code execution
CVE-2012-2972 - RPC denial of service

Acknowledgement

CVE-2012-2971, CVE-2012-2971 - Matteo Memelli of Offensive Security

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release
Version 1.1: January 02, 2013 - Updated r15 and 16 patches due to the original patches not fully addressing the vulnerabilities with the NAS option. ARCserve Backup r15 patch RO49916 is replaced with RO52480 and the r16 patch RO49750 is replaced with RO52479. Customers using the NAS option must install the replacement patches to be fully protected against this vulnerability.

If additional information is required, please contact CA Technologies Support at http://support.ca.com/.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA Technologies products, please report your findings to the CA Technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team.

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