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CA20101231-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve D2D

Issued: December 31, 2010

Last Updated: February 23, 2011

CA Technologies support is alerting customers to a security risk with CA ARCserve D2D. A vulnerability exists that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. CA has issued an Information Solution to address the vulnerability.

The vulnerability, CVE-2010-0219, is due to default vulnerabilities inherent in the Tomcat and Axis2 3rd party software components. A remote attacker can exploit the implementation to execute arbitrary code.

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Affected Products

CA ARCserve D2D r15

How to determine if the installation is affected

Using Windows Explorer, go to the directory "TOMCATwebappsWebServiceImpl", and look for the existence of a folder called "axis2-web".


CA has issued the following patch to address the vulnerability.

CA ARCserve D2D r15:

If you are not able to apply the patch at this time, the following workaround can be implemented to address the vulnerability.

  1. Stop "CA ARCserve D2D Web Service" from service control manager.

  2. Go to the directory "<D2D_HOME>TOMCATwebappsWebServiceImpl", and remove the folder "axis2-web".

  3. Edit "<D2D_HOME>TOMCATwebappsWebServiceImplWEB-INFweb.xml", and remove the content of AxisAdminServlet's servlet and servlet mapping.

    The content to remove will look like the text below:

    - <servlet>
    <display-name>Apache-Axis Admin Servlet Web Admin</display-name>
    - <servlet-mapping>

  4. Change the username and password parameters in the axis2.xml file to stronger credentials that conform to your organization's password policies.

    <parameter name="userName">admin</parameter>
    <parameter name="password">axis2</parameter>

  5. Start "CA ARCserve D2D Web Service".


CVE-2010-0219 - Axis2 default admin password

CA ARCserve D2D r15 Web Service Apache Axis2 World Accessible Servlet Code Execution Vulnerability Poc Dec 30 2010 11:04 a.m.

Computer Associates ARCserve D2D r15 Web Service Apache Axis2 World Accessible Servlet Code Execution Vulnerability Poc



Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release
Version 2.0: Added patch information
Version 2.1: Added CVE reference

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