Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent Unquoted Service Path Local Privilege Escalation (SYM15-004)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83117


The remote host has software installed that uses an unquoted service path.


The version of the Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS) agent installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to an unquoted search path in AppMgrService.exe. A local attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code with local system privileges.

Note that Symantec Workspace Streaming was formerly known as Altiris Streaming System.


Upgrade SWS agents to 6.1 SP8 MP2 HF7 / 7.5 SP1 HF4 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83117

File Name: symantec_wsa_sym15-004.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/28/2015

Updated: 6/12/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1484

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:symantec:workspace_streaming_agent, cpe:/a:symantec:workspace_streaming

Required KB Items: SMB/Services/Enumerated, SMB/svc/AppMgrService/path

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1484

BID: 73925