Altiris AClient < 6.9.164 Multiple Local Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 31417


The remote Windows host has a program that is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities.


The version of the Altiris Client Agent (aclient) installed on the remote host reportedly is susceptible to a shatter attack that could allow a local user to elevate his or her privileges on the affected system.

In addition, the Altiris Deployment Solution reportedly stores the AClient password in system memory. By dumping system memory for AClient.exe, a local user could potentially recover the password and use that to gain access to the local agent admin interface, which in turn could allow for code execution with system level privileges.


Upgrade to Altiris Deployment Solution Agent 6.9.164 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31417

File Name: altiris_6_9_164.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/03/12

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1473, CVE-2008-1754

BID: 28110, 28707

OSVDB: 42714, 44388

Secunia: 29319, 29771

CWE: 264, 310