CA20090429-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve Backup Apache HTTP Server

Issued: April 29, 2009

CA's support is alerting customers to security risks with CA ARCserve Backup on Solaris, Tru64, HP-UX, and AIX. Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Apache HTTP Server version as shipped with ARCserve Backup. CA has issued updates that contain version 2.0.63 of the Apache HTTP Server to address the vulnerabilities.

Refer to the References section for a list of resolved issues by CVE identifier.

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Affected Products

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Solaris
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Tru64
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 HP-UX
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 AIX

Non-Affected Products

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Windows
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Linux

How to determine if the installation is affected

  1. From the command line, run the following to print the version of the Apache HTTP Server included with ARCserve Backup:

    $BAB_HOME/httpd/httpd -v

    Note: On HP-UX the shared library path needs to be modified prior to running the httpd command:

    export SHLIB_PATH

  2. If the displayed version is less than 2.0.63, then the installation may be vulnerable.


CA has issued the following patches to address the vulnerabilities.

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Solaris:

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Tru64:

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 HP-UX:

CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 AIX:


As a workaround solution, disable the Apache HTTP Server with the "stopgui" command. To re-enable the server, run "startgui".

Stopping the Apache HTTP Server will prevent the ARCserve user from performing GUI operations. Most of the operations provided by the GUI can be accomplished via the command line.

Alternatively, restrict remote network access to reduce exposure.



Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

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

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