Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution browser option privilege escalation

symantec-altiris-browser-priv-escalation (38180) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system. By invoking the browser option, a local attacker could open or execute arbitrary files with SYSTEM privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to SYM07-026 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM07-026: Altiris Deployment Solution Elevation of Privilege.
  • Symantec Web site: Altiris Deployment Solution.
  • BID-26265: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Aclient Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-5838: Aclient in Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.x before 6.8.380.0 allows local users to gain local System privileges via the Enable key-based authentication to Deployment server browser option, a different issue than CVE-2007-4380.
  • SA27412: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Directory Traversal and Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018876: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8 SP1
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8 SP2

Reported:

Oct 30, 2007

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