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.
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:
- Run the ARCserve Patch Management utility. From the Windows Start menu, the program can be found under Programs->CA->ARCserve Patch Management->Patch Status.
- 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 |
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.5:
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r15:
CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r16:
CVE-2012-2971 - RPC remote code execution
CVE-2012-2972 - RPC denial of service
CVE-2012-2971, CVE-2012-2971 - Matteo Memelli of Offensive Security
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.