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CA20100318-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve Backup

Issued: March 18, 2010

CA's support is alerting customers to a security risk with CA ARCserve Backup. The version of JRE shipped with ARCserve Backup is potentially susceptible to multiple vulnerabilities and has also reached end of life. Support is providing JRE 1.6 upgrades as remediation.

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Affected Products

CA ARCserve Backup r12.5
CA ARCserve Backup r12.0
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5

Non-Affected Products

CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 SP1

How to determine if the installation is affected

CA ARCserve Backup r12.5, r12.0, r11.5 Windows:

  • Run the ARCserve Patch Management utility. From the Windows Start menu, the program can be found under Programs->CA->ARCserve Patch Management->Patch Status.

  • The main patch status screen will indicate if the patch in the below table is applied. If the patch is not applied, then the installation is vulnerable.
Product Patch
CA ARCserve Backup r12.5 Windows RO14718
CA ARCserve Backup r12.0 Windows RO14231
CA ARCserve Backup r11.5 Windows RO14695


For more information on the ARCserve Patch Management utility, read document TEC446265.


CA support has issued the following patches to address the issue.

CA ARCserve Backup r12.5:

Upgrade to r12.5 service pack 1 RO14718.

CA ARCserve Backup 12.0:


CA ARCserve Backup 11.5:


Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

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