CA ARCserve Backup Remote Code Execution (CA20121018) (uncredentialed check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 63146


The remote host has a backup application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of CA ARCserve Backup running on the remote Windows host is potentially affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. A flaw exists with how RPC requests are processed that could lead to code execution on server installations.

In addition, a denial of service vulnerability (CVE-2012-2972) was reported for this version of CA ARCserve Backup, but Nessus has not checked for it.


Apply the patch referenced in the advisory.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63146

File Name: arcserve_backup_cve-2012-2971.nbin

Version: 1.39

Type: remote

Published: 2012/12/04

Updated: 2019/08/20

Dependencies: 53335, 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2971

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ca:arcserve_backup

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2971

BID: 56116

IAVB: 2012-B-0106