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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Deployment Solution (Altiris) Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Client GUI Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021071
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021071
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-6827   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  Oct 21 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.x prior to 6.9.355 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can use windows messaging functions to bypass the client GUI security settings.

Brett Moore of Insomnia Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain local system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.9.355 SP1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.10.20a.html

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.10.20a.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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