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26 November 2009, 11:17

Symantec patches Altiris solutions - again

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Symantec has released yet another security update for several of its Altiris resource management products to patch a critical vulnerability. Once again, the problem relates to the web-based management servers which install a vulnerable ActiveX control, affecting the ConsoleUtilities (AeXNSConsoleUtilities.dll). At the beginning of the month, the manufacturer had already released an update to close a critical gap in the control.

According to the advisory, the RunCmd vulnerability "could potentially allow unauthorised execution of arbitrary code". For an attack to be successful, a victim must first be tricked into downloading malicious content by visiting a specially crafted web page. Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9.x, Symantec Altiris Notification Server 6.0.x and Symantec Management Platform 7.0.x are affected.

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