CA20170126-01: Security Notice for CA Common Services casrvc

Issued: January 26, 2017
Last Updated: January 26, 2017

CA Technologies support is alerting customers to a vulnerability that may allow a local attacker to gain additional privileges with products using CA Common Services running on the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris platforms. The vulnerability, CVE-2016-9795, occurs due to insufficient validation by the casrvc program. A local unprivileged user can exploit the vulnerability to modify arbitrary files, which can potentially allow a local attacker to gain root level access.

Risk Rating



AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Affected Products

CA Common Services

Products that include CA Common Services:

CA Client Automation 12.8, 12.9, 14.0
CA SystemEDGE 5.8.2, 5.9
CA Systems Performance for Infrastructure Managers 12.8, 12.9
CA Universal Job Management Agent 11.2
CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers 12.8, 12.9
CA Workload Automation AE 11, 11.3, 11.3.5, 11.3.6

Unaffected Products

CA Common Services for z/OS
CA Common Services on the Windows platform

How to determine if the installation is affected

Customers may use the applyptf or equivalent program to determine if the patch from the solution section is present.


CA technologies published a fix to resolve the vulnerability for all affected products.

CA Client Automation
CA Systems Performance for Infrastructure Managers
CA Universal Job Management Agent
CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers
CA Workload Automation AE

Install the following fix for CA Common Services on AIX, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris:



CVE-2016-9795 - CA Common Services casrvc local privilege escalation


CVE-2016-9795 - Craig Blackie, NCC Group

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

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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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