Symantec Altiris Notification Server key unauthorized access

symantec-ans-key-unauth-access (55952) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Symantec Altiris Notification Server could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system. The server utilizes a static hardcoded encryption key. An attacker with access to the Notification Server Management console, the server the Altiris Notification Server runs on, or the Notification Server database could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to restricted information and launch further attacks on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to SYM10-001 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM10-001: Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.x Static Encryption Key.
  • BID-37953: Symantec Altiris Notification Server Static Encryption Key Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-3035: The web console in Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0.x before 6.0 SP3 R12 uses a hardcoded key that can decrypt SQL Server credentials and certain discovery credentials, and stores this key on the Notification Server machine, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information and possibly execute arbitrary code by decrypting and using these credentials.
  • OSVDB ID: 62010: Symantec Altiris Notification Server Static Encryption Key Weakness Credentials Disclosure
  • SA38356: Symantec Altiris Notification Server Static Encryption Key
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023521: Symantec Altiris Notification Server Lets Local Users Access Authenticated Credentials

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP3 R7
  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP3
  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP2
  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP1
  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0
  • Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.8 SP3 R8

Reported:

Jan 28, 2010

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