TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Trend Micro Control Manager cmdHandlerLicenseManager SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-494: August 2nd, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Control Manager

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Control Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within cmdHandlerLicenseManager.dll when executing opcode 0x3b21. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using it to construct SQL queries. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the database.

Vendor Response

Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-03-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-08-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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