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CA BrightStor ARCserver Tape Engine denial of service vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#647273

Original Release Date: 2007-03-17 | Last Revised: 2007-03-20


The Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup Tape Engine contains a vulnerability. If successfully exploited, this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to shut down the tape engine interface.


BrightStor ARCserve Backup is a backup and data retention tool that integrates with other BrightStor Data Availability and BrightStor Storage Management solutions. The Tape Engine features allow BrightStor ARCserve Backup products to use tape drives for storage.

The BrightStor ARCserve Backup Tape Engine contains a vulnerability that is caused by an RPC function. This RPC function can be used to disable the tape engine interface.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to create a denial -of-service condition.


Computer Associates has released an upgrades to address this issue.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Computer Associates

Updated:  March 17, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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Thanks to Computer Associates for information that was used in this report. Computer Associates credits McAfee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-1448
Severity Metric: 1.20
Date Public: 2007-03-16
Date First Published: 2007-03-17
Date Last Updated: 2007-03-20 14:07 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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