Altiris Deployment Solution Directory Traversal

A directory traversal vulnerability exists in the Altiris Deployment solution.

October 30, 2007
Altiris Deployment Solution Directory Traversal
Revision History

Risk Impact

Remote Access No
Local Access Yes
Authentication Required Yes
Exploit available No

Symantec’s Altiris Deployment Solution is vulnerable to an elevation of privilege attack.

Affected Products
Product Version Build Solution
Altiris Deployment Solution 6.8 SP2 6.8.380.0

A directory traversal vulnerability exists in the Altiris Deployment solution. This vulnerability can allow read access to privileged system files.

Symantec Response
Symantec engineers have verified and removed this option. An update is now available for download.

Download and installation instructions:

Go to
Search for KB 38210.
Select KB link and download file.
After downloading the file, execute and follow the installer instructions to upgrade Deployment Solution.

Best Practices
As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:

Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged users.
Restrict remote access, if required, to trusted/authorized systems only.
Run under the principle of least privilege where possible to limit the impact of exploit by threats.
Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor patches.
Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and anti-malware applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of detection and protection to both inbound and outbound threats.
Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid in detection of attacks or malicious activity related to exploitation of latent vulnerabilities

SecurityFocus, , has assigned a Bugtraq ID(BID) to this issue for inclusion in the SecurityFocus vulnerability data base. The BID assigned is 26266 which can be found at .

Symantec would like to thank Manuel Santamarina Suarez, working with the iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program ( ), for reporting this issue.

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