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

High Nessus Plugin ID 33225


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33225

File Name: altiris_aexnsagent_priv_escalation2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/06/20

Modified: 2016/05/04

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2794

BID: 29708

OSVDB: 46305

Secunia: 30741

CWE: 264