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
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26871

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

Exploit availability: No


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.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apex Central: 2019 Hotfix b5874 - 2019 R3 b3752

CPE2.3 External links

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