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CA20110413-01: Security Notice for CA Total Defense

Issued: April 13, 2011

CA Technologies support is alerting customers to security risks with CA Total Defense. Multiple vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to possibly execute arbitrary code. CA issued an automatic update to address the vulnerabilities.

The first set of vulnerabilities, CVE-2011-1653, are due to insufficient handling of certain request parameters. A remote attacker can use various SQL injection attacks to potentially compromise the Unified Network Control (UNC) Server.

The second vulnerability, CVE-2011-1654, occurs due to insufficient handling of file upload parameters. A remote attacker can upload a file and use it to execute arbitrary code on the Total Defense Management Server.

The third vulnerability, CVE-2011-1655, is due to insufficient protection of sensitive information. A remote attack can acquire account credentials and take privileged action on the Unified Network Control (UNC) Server.

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Affected Products

CA Total Defense r12

Non-Affected Products

CA Total Defense r12 SE2

How to determine if the installation is affected

These Total Defense components will be updated to the following versions once SE2 is installed:

TD Management Server Core:

If either component is not updated to the specified version or later, the installation may be vulnerable.


Install the SE2 update. If content updates are enabled, the update will happen automatically. The update was made available April 4, 2011.

See the following announcement for more information:

CA Total Defense r12 SE2 Content Update is Now Available


CVE-2011-1653 - Total Defense SQL injections
CVE-2011-1654 - Total Defense file upload
CVE-2011-1655 - Total Defense credential exposure


CVE-2011-1653, CVE-2011-1654, CVE-2011-1655 - Andrea Micalizzi through the TippingPoint ZDI

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

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