Command execution in Veritas NetBackup Appliance

Published: 2018-10-30
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-18652
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
NetBackup Appliance
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor Veritas Technologies

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Command injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU15582

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-18652

CWE-ID: CWE-77 - Command injection

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote administrative attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient filtering of user provided input. A remote attacker can supply specially crafted input to inject and execute arbitrary commands with root privileges.


Update to version 3.1.2.

Vulnerable software versions

NetBackup Appliance: 2.6.0 - 3.1.1

External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.