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|Remote Access (adjacent network)||No|
*Proof of concept only
Overview A local access elevation of privilege issue has been identified and resolved in the Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Client GUI. Successful exploitation could result in unauthorized local system access on a client system.
|Altiris Deployment Solution||6.X||All||6.9.355 SP1|
Brett Moore, Insomnia Security
, identified Altiris Deployment Solution agents as susceptible to a privilege escalation vulnerability taking advantage of windows messaging to bypass client security settings in the Client GUI. Successful exploitation could lead to an authorized but non-privileged user potentially leveraging local system access on the targeted client system.
Symantec engineers have verified and resolved this issue in Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1. Updates are available as follows:
- Go to http://www.altiris.com/download.aspx
- Select either "Deployment Solution for Clients 6.9 SP1" or “Deployment Solution for Servers 6.9 SP1” from the drop-down box
- Accept the "End User License Agreement"
- Login to the download site
- Click on "Download Now" for the appropriate product to download a zip file containing the Deployment Solution update.
- Unzip the update package and double-click on the install file.
Follow the installation instructions Best Practices
As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:
- Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged users.
- Restrict remote access, if required, to trusted/authorized systems only.
- Run under the principle of least privilege where possible to limit the impact of exploit by threats.
- Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor patches.
- Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and anti-malware applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of detection and protection to both inbound and outbound threats.
- Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid in detection of attacks or malicious activity related to exploitation of latent vulnerabilities
A CVE Candidate name will be requested from the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) initiative for this issue. This advisory will be revised accordingly upon receipt of the CVE Candidate name. This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org
), which standardizes names for security problems
Symantec would like to thank Mazin Faour, Information Risk Management Plc
, for reporting this issue and providing full coordination while Symantec resolved it.
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