ARCserve DDoS Threat

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 06:03 PM gHale

CA Technologies found a flaw in its flagship backup software ARCServe.

The flaw goes all the way back to version 10 of the product, which just reached v.16.

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The problem “can allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition” and “ … occurs due to insufficient validation of certain network requests. An attacker can potentially use the vulnerability to disable network services,” CA said.

Many versions of ARCserve can fix the bug with a patch, but CA’s advisory said the solution for ARCserve Backup for Windows r12.0 is to “Update to CA ARCserve Backup for Windows r16 SP1.”

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