Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers revision 2213 Hotfix 315371

Article:TECH65499  |  Created: 2008-01-25  |  Updated: 2010-01-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65499
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers revision 2213 Hotfix 315371

Solution



Issues resolved:
  • Enhanced security for the Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure to disallow an authorized backup operator from possibly elevating their privileges on the ESX server.
  • Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers - Virtual Machine GRT restore selections showing up as Volume GUIDS and not by Virtual Machine Guest Name


How to determine if affected:
The issue outlined in this article only occurs if all of the following conditions are true:
  • Backup Exec 12.5 revision 2213 with Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure installed.
  • Backup Exec 12.5 revision 2213 with Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers installed.

Determining Your Product Version:
The installed version of Backup Exec can be verified by selecting the "About Backup Exec" option from the Help menu.

Permanent Resolution:
The above mentioned issue has been fixed by a way of a hotfix in Backup Exec for Windows Servers version 12.5 revision 2213.

Download Links
For 32bit Media server:  http://support.veritas.com/docs/316665

For 64bit Media server:  http://support.veritas.com/docs/316691

Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value1459620
DescriptionSecurity vulnerability for Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure that could allow malicious user to elevate their privileges on the ESX server.

SourceETrack
Value1443006
DescriptionAgent for Microsoft Virtual Servers - Virtual Machine GRT restore selections showing up as Volume GUIDS and not by Virtual Machine Guest Name


Legacy ID



315371


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65499


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