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CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup Discovery Service Buffer Over-Read (CVE-2008-1979)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1341
Date Published:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2008-1979
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
CA ARCserve Backup 11.1
CA ARCserve Backup 11.5
CA ARCserve Backup 12
CA Business Protection Suite 2
CA Server Protection Suite 2
Vulnerability Description
There exists a denial of service vulnerability in CA ARCserve Backup Discovery service.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation by the Discovery service. A remote unauthenticated attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted message to the target server. Successful attack could create a denial of service condition to the Discovery service.

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 BrightStor ARCserve Backup Discovery Service Buffer Over-Read 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 BrightStor ARCserve Backup Discovery Service Buffer Over-Read