Multiple Trend Micro Products CVE-2019-19693 Local Security Bypass Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

December 19, 2019

Description

Multiple Trend Micro Products are prone to a local security-bypass vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions or cause denial-of-service conditions.

Technologies Affected

  • Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security 16.0
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 16.0
  • Trend Micro Maximum Security 16.0
  • Trend Micro Premium Security 16.0

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted individuals to have user accounts and local access to the resources.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Nabeel Ahmed (@rogue_kdc)


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