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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Altiris Deployment Server (please use Symantec Deployment Server [Altiris]) Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Altiris Deployment Server Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019569
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019569
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1473   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 10 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.8.x prior to 6.9.164
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Agent. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can conduct a shatter attack against the agent (AClient.exe) to gain elevated privileges.

Brett Moore of Insomnia Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.9.164).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.03.10.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.03.10.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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