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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Multiple Issues in JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec
15 October 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Hitachi VERITAS Backup Exec
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
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Multiple Issues in JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec
Update: October 11, 2013
Multiple issues exist in JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec (SYM13-009).
JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec is susceptible to security issues including a remote
heap overflow in the utility program shipping with the Linux agent.
Also potentially susceptible to cross-site scripting (XSS) issues in the
management console, unauthorized access to backup data due to weak permissions
and an information disclosure in the NDMP protocol. These issues could result
in unauthorized OS version information disclosure, session
hijacking/redirection or unauthorized access to sensitive information, crashing
a Linux agent or potential elevation of privilege on a system hosting a Linux
Affected products and versions are listed below. Please upgrade your version to
the appropriate version.
The information is organized under the following headings:
Product name: Gives the name of the affected product.
Gives the affected version.
Product name: JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 2012, and SP1
Symantec product name: Symantec Backup Exec 2012, and SP1
09-50, 09-51, 09-52, 09-53
Product name: JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 2010
Symantec product name: Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3, SP1, and SP2
09-20, 09-21, 09-22
For details on the fixed products, contact your Hitachi support service
October 11, 2013: This page is released.
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