Altiris Notification Server Agent GUI Local Privilege Escalation (KB 39159)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a program that is affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

Altiris Notification Server Agent, also known as Altiris Agent, is
installed on the remote host, allowing it to be managed by an Altiris
Notification Server.

The installed version of the Altiris Agent is reportedly vulnerable to
a Shatter Attack involving its GUI that can allow local users to
escalate their privileges.

See also :

http://www.insomniasec.com/advisories/ISVA-080623.1.htm
http://www.nessus.org/u?d2fb19d9

Solution :

Retrieve the patch Altiris_NS_6_0_SP3_KB39159.exe and use that to
upgrade all agent machines from the Notification Server.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 33225 (altiris_aexnsagent_priv_escalation2.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29708

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2794

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