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Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:14:44 -0500
From: "Williams, James K" <>
To: <>
Subject: CA20101231-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve D2D

CA20101231-01: Security Notice for CA ARCserve D2D
Issued: December 31, 2010

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 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.

Risk Rating 




Affected Products 

CA ARCserve D2D r15

How to determine if the installation is affected 

Using Windows Explorer, go to the directory 
"<D2D_HOME>\TOMCAT\webapps\WebServiceImpl", and look for the existence 
of a folder called "axis2-web".


A permanent solution will be posted soon at

In the meantime, 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>\TOMCAT\webapps\WebServiceImpl", 
    and remove the folder "axis2-web".

3.  Edit "<D2D_HOME>\TOMCAT\webapps\WebServiceImpl\WEB-INF\web.xml", 
    and remove the content of AxisAdminServlet's servlet and servlet 
    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-201X-XXXX - CVE Reference Pending

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

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



Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

If additional information is required, please contact CA Technologies 
Support at

If you discover a vulnerability in a CA Technologies product, please 
report your findings to the CA Technologies Product Vulnerability 
Response Team.

Thanks and regards,
Ken Williams, Director
ca technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team
ca technologies Business Unit Operations

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