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SMA Push Security Risk?

Created: 06 Dec 2012 • Updated: 14 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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I might be getting confused here with all the systems I've been testing on but it appears I can push the Symantec Management Agent (7.1 SP2) to PC's even with their Windows Firewall enabled.  If this is true, my security guy was just wondering whether this is a "vulnerability" which could be exploited by unscrupulous individuals?  I previously thought an enabled firewall would block agent installs, Altiris or not, so would appreciate an explanation of how SMP gets away with doing this.  Thanks!

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Mistral's picture

You probably have a firewall exception for File and Print Sharing.

This is not an issue, this is by configuration.

I never was able to push the agent when File Sharing is firewalled, or when Simple File Sharing was activated (removing Admin$, C$ ... shares).

There is no "Altiris way" to bypass any firewall.

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