Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution installation directory code execution

symantec-altiris-install-code-execution (42442) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper permissions being set on the installation directory. A local attacker with access to the Deployment Solution installation directory could replace application components within the directory with code and run the code with administrative privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to SYM008-012 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBMA02369 SSRT080115 rev.1: HP ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) Running Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution, Remote SQL Injection, Remote or Local Gain Extended Privileges, Local Denial of Service (DoS).
  • SYM008-012 : Altiris Deployment Solution Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-29197: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Install Directory Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2287: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8.x and 6.9.x before 6.9.176 does not properly protect the install directory, which might allow local users to gain privileges by replacing an application component with a Trojan horse.
  • OSVDB ID: 45318: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Installation Directory Permission Weakness Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA30261: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020024: Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands and Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • HP ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9

Reported:

May 14, 2008

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