#VU65870 Link following

Published: 2022-07-28

Vulnerability identifier: #VU65870

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-36336


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apex One
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls
Worry-Free Business Security
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor: Trend Micro


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure link following within the NT Apex One RealTime Scan Service. A local user can create a mount point and delete arbitrary files on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

The resolution for this issue is deployed automatically via ActiveUpdate to customers in an updated Spyware pattern 25.27.

Vulnerable software versions

Apex One: 2019 - Patch 6 B10048

Worry-Free Business Security: 10 SP1 Patch 2203 - 10.0 SP1 Patch 2390


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