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Security restrictions bypass in Trend Micro Threat Discovery Appliance

Published: 2017-08-22
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-7552
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Threat Discovery Appliance
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Trend Micro

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security restrictions bypass

Severity: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-7552

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct a directory traversal attack on the target system.

The weakness exists in the logoff.cgi script due to improper processing of a session_id cookie. A remote attacker can send specially crafted data, delete arbitrary files in the logoff.cgi script, reset the administrator password to 'admin' if the system is rebooted and bypass authentication restrictions or cause DoS condition.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system crash.


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Vulnerable software versions

Threat Discovery Appliance: 2.6.1062r1

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.