TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Trend Micro Control Manager AdHocQuery_Processor External Entity Processing Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-18-111: January 10th, 2018


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Control Manager

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Control Manager. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within processing of AdHocQuery_Processor. Due to the improper restriction of XML External Entity (XXE) reference, a specially crafted URI causes the XML parser to access the contents of this URI and embed these contents back into the XML document for further processing. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose sensitive information under the context of the Network Service account.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-10-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2018-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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