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CA Hierarchical Storage Manager SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

TPTI-07-17: October 2nd, 2007


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Hierarchical Storage Manager r11.5

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4925. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

These vulnerabilities allow a remote attacker to inject arbitrary SQL into the backend database on vulnerable installations of CA BrightStor Hierarchical Storage Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit these vulnerabilities.

The specific flaws exist in the CsAgent service that listens by default on TCP port 2000. An opcode parsing switch statement multiplexes data funneling across various vulnerable routines. At least 7 out of the available 68 opcodes are vulnerable to SQL injections, including: 0x07 - 0x09, 0x1E, 0x32, 0x36, 0x40.

Vendor Response

Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2006-11-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2007-10-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by: