ZDI-07-004: CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup Tape Engine Buffer Overflow
January 11, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11
BrightStor Enterprise Backup r10.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since November 22, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter IDs 4868 & 4881. For further product information on the
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve
Backup. User interaction is not required to exploit this
The specific flaw exists in the Tape Engine RPC service which listens
by default on TCP port 6503 with the following UUID:
The service exposes a buffer overflow in the handler for RPC opnum 0xCF
that allows for arbitrary code execution when handling user-supplied
data from the RPC request.
-- Vendor Response:
Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.
More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.11.08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.11.22 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.01.11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.
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