CA ARCserve Backup Network Service Network Request Parsing Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58607


The remote service is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its version, the installation of CA ARCserve Backup on the remote host allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition via a specially crafted network request.

Note that this plugin cannot detect if the patch correcting this issue for r12.0 or r15 SP1 (build 6300) has been applied.


Either apply the appropriate patch as described in the vendor advisory referenced above, or upgrade to CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 SP2 / r16 SP1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58607

File Name: arcserve_backup_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/04/05

Modified: 2016/10/07

Dependencies: 23832, 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ca:arcserve_backup

Required KB Items: ARCSERVE/Discovery/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1662

BID: 52655

OSVDB: 80212