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Symantec Altiris ConsoleUtilities ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2009-11-03    Views:  4,284

Secunia Advisory SA37229

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in the Symantec Altiris ConsoleUtilities ActiveX control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the ConsoleUtilities ActiveX control (AeXNSConsoleUtilities.dll). This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument passed to the "BrowseAndSaveFile()" method.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in AeXNSConsoleUtilities.dll version 6.0.0.1846, Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9.x, Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0.x, and Symantec Management Platform 7.0.x.


Solution:
Apply updates.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Nikolas Sotiriu

Original Advisory:
Symantec (SYM09-015):
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2009&suid=20091102_00

Nikolas Sotiriu:
http://sotiriu.de/adv/NSOADV-2009-001.txt

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