TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise Proxy Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-774: September 15th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Mobile Security for Enterprise

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the modTMCSS Proxy functionality. When parsing certain parameters and "type" is set to "WR," the process does not properly validate a user-supplied string before using it to execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-06-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security