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CA20180501-01: Security Notice for CA Spectrum

Issued: May 01, 2018
Last Updated: May 01, 2018

CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to a potential risk with CA Spectrum. A vulnerability exists that can allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to cause a denial of service. CA has solutions to resolve the vulnerability.

The vulnerability, CVE-2018-6589, occurs due to how a Spectrum network service handles invalid data. A remote attacker can send a request that may disrupt a Spectrum service and potentially cause further product instability.

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Affected Products

CA Spectrum 10.1.x
CA Spectrum 10.2.x

Unaffected Products

CA Spectrum 10.2.3

How to determine if the installation is affected

Use one of the below methods to find the CA Spectrum product version:

  1. CA OneClick Console: Click on Help -> About
  2. Open the Spectrum Console Panel on the SpectroServer and click on Help -> About
  3. On SpectroServer: Go to the Spectrum install directory, open the .installrc file and find the "VERSION"


CA Technologies published the following solutions to resolve the vulnerability. 

CA Spectrum 10.1.x:
Apply 10.01.02.PTF_10.1.239

CA Spectrum 10.2.x:
Update to CA Spectrum 10.2.3


CVE-2018-6589 - CA Spectrum Denial of Service


CVE-2018-6589 - Francesco Scibetta

Change History

Version 1.0: 2018-05-01 - Initial Release

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