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Symantec Altiris Notification Server Agent Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2008-02-07    Last Update:  2008-02-13    Views:  15,023

Secunia Advisory SA28832

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Symantec Altiris Notification Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Symantec Altiris Notification Server Agent, which can be exploited via shatter attacks to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

The vulnerability affects version 6.x (all builds) prior to 6.0 SP3 R7.


Solution:
Apply the update on the Notification Server and update all the agent machines. Please see the vendor's advisory for details.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Brett Moore of Insomnia Security.

Original Advisory:
SYM008-002:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.06.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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