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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Deployment Solution (Altiris) Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018876
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5838   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 31 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.8 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution. A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.

A local user can use the browser option to open or execute arbitrary files on the target system with system privileges.

Mazin Faour of Information Risk Management reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (6.8.380.0).

The Symantec advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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