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CA ARCserve Backup Authentication Service Denial of Service (CVE-2012-2972)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-825
Date Published:
Source: CA Advisory SA51012
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2972
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
CA ARCserve Backup (For Windows) 12.5
CA ARCserve Backup (For Windows) 15
CA ARCserve Backup (For Windows) 16
Vulnerability Description
A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in the CA ARCserve Backup authentication service.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a NULL pointer dereference error while processing specially crafted SunRPC requests. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted request to the affected service. Successful exploitation would cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the CA ARCserve Backup Authentication Service Denial of Service protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: CA Products Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: CA ARCserve Backup Authentication Service Denial of Service