This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Trend Micro Apex One. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the Security Agent. The issue results from allowing an untrusted process to impersonate the client of a pipe. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.
Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
|Michael DePlante (@izobashi) and Simon Zuckerbraun of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative