Remote code execution in Trend Micro Apex Central



Published: 2022-04-03
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-26871
CWE-ID CWE-434
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Apex Central
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Trend Micro

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Arbitrary file upload

EUVDB-ID: #VU61811

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26871

CWE-ID: CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions in the Trend Micro Apex Central management console. A remote non-authenticated attacker can upload arbitrary file to the system and execute it.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apex Central: 2019 Hotfix b5874 - 2019 R3 b3752


CPE2.3 External links

http://success.trendmicro.com/solution/000290678
http://success.trendmicro.com/jp/solution/000290660
http://appweb.trendmicro.com/supportNews/NewsDetail.aspx?id=4435
http://jvn.jp/vu/JVNVU99107357
http://www.jpcert.or.jp/english/at/2022/at220008.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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