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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63146
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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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63146

File Name: arcserve_backup_cve-2012-2971.nbin

Version: 1.49

Type: remote

Published: 12/4/2012

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: rpc_portmap_TCP.nasl, os_fingerprint.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2971


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ca:arcserve_backup

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2971

BID: 56116

IAVB: 2012-B-0106