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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Altiris Deployment Server (please use Symantec Deployment Server [Altiris]) Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Altiris Notification Server Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019313
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019313
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0716   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 6 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.0 SP3 R7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Altiris Deployment Server. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user on a system running the server agent can conduct a shatter attack to gain elevated privileges.

Brett Moore of Insomnia Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.0 SP3 R7).

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.06.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.06.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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