Advisory Details

May 15th, 2008

Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution Domain Credential Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-08-025
ZDI-CAN-291

CVE ID CVE-2008-2291
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Altiris Deployment Solution
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5936. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows attackers to remotely obtain domain credentials on vulnerable installations of Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the axengine.exe service listening by default on TCP port 402. The service allows a remote client to request encrypted domain credentials without authentication. The encryption lacks a salt allowing an attacker with a local installation of Altiris Deployment Solution to easily decrypt the credentials.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.05.14a.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-05-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Brett Moore of Insomnia Security www.insomniasec.com
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