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Software Vulnerability Information

Update: November 16, 2012

On October 5, 2012, CA Technical Support released "CA20121001-01 : CA License security announcement (Display new window)" (in Japanese) concerning a vulnerability in CA ARCserve Backup, CA ARCserve D2D, and CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup.
An attack by a malicious local user can exploit this vulnerability to execute commands with system or administrator privileges, create or modify arbitrary files and gain elevated access.

Vulnerability ID

HS12-024

Vulnerability description

The following vulnerability was found in CA ARCserve Backup r16 for Windows, CA ARCserve Backup r15 for Windows, CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 for Windows, CA ARCserve D2D r16 for Windows, CA ARCserve D2D r15 for Windows, and CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup r16.

  • An unprivileged user can exploit this vulnerability to execute commands with system or administrator privileges.
  • An unprivileged user can exploit this vulnerability to create or modify arbitrary files and gain elevated access.

Affected products and versions are listed below. Please visit the CA Web site (in Japanese) below, and then apply the patched modules:
http://www.casupport.jp/resources/info/CA20121001-01.htm (Display new window)

Affected products

The information is organized under the following headings:

(Example)
Product name: Gives the name of the affected product.

Version:

Platform
Gives the affected version.

- CA ARCserve Backup r16 series

Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r16 for Windows

Version(s):

Windows
16-00, 16-10

- CA ARCserve Backup r15 series

Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r15 for Windows

Version(s):

Windows
15-00, 15-01, 15-02

- CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 series

Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 for Windows
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 for Windows Agent for Lotus Domino
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 for Windows Agent for Open Files
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 Agent for Virtual Machines

Version(s):

Windows
12-50

- CA ARCserve D2D r16 series

Product name: CA ARCserve D2D r16 for Windows

Version(s):

Windows
16-00, 16-01

- CA ARCserve D2D r15 series

Product name: CA ARCserve D2D r15 for Windows
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r15 for Windows D2D Option Basic Edition

Version(s):

Windows
15-00

- CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup r16

Product name: CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup r16

Version(s):

Windows
16-00

Countermeasures

The information is organized under the following headings:

(Example)
Product name: Gives the name of the fixed product.

Fixed module:

  • Fixed module information

Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r16 series
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r15 series
Product name: CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 series
Product name: CA ARCserve D2D r16 series
Product name: CA ARCserve D2D r15 series
Product name: CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup r16

Fixed module(*1):

  • Apply CA License v1.90.04 or later.
*1
These fixed modules are provided on the CA website (in Japanese).

Revision history

November 16, 2012
This page is released.
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