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CRITICAL SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro ServerProtect for Linux Command Injection Vulnerability

    • Updated:
    • 4 May 2021
    • Product/Version:
    • ServerProtect For Linux 3.0
    • Platform:
Release Date: September 15, 2020
CVE Identifier(s): CVE-2020-24561
Platform(s): Linux
CVSS 3.0 Score(s): 9.1 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Severity Rating(s): CRITICAL

Trend Micro has released a new Critical Patch (CP) for Trend Micro ServerProtect for Linux 3.0, which resolves a command injection vulnerability in the product. 


Affected Version(s)

ProductAffected Version(s)PlatformLanguage(s)
ServerProtect for Linux (SPLX)Version 3.0LinuxEnglish


Trend Micro has released the following solutions to address the issue:

ProductUpdated versionNotesPlatformAvailability
SPLXVersion 3.0 CP1633ReadmeLinuxNow Available

This is the minimum version(s) of the patch and/or build required to address the issue. Trend Micro highly encourages customers to obtain the latest version of the product if there is a newer one available than the one listed in this bulletin.

Customers are encouraged to visit Trend Micro’s Download Center to obtain prerequisite software (such as Service Packs) before applying any of the solutions above.

Vulnerability Details

A command injection vulnerability in Trend Micro ServerProtect for Linux 3.0 could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Please note that root/admin privileges on the SPLX console that have been previously obtained by other means are required to exploit this vulnerability.

Mitigating Factors

Exploiting these type of vulnerabilities generally require that an attacker has access (physical or remote) to a vulnerable machine. In addition to timely application of patches and updated solutions, customers are also advised to review remote access to critical systems and ensure policies and perimeter security is up-to-date.

However, even though an exploit may require several specific conditions to be met, Trend Micro strongly encourages customers to update to the latest builds as soon as possible.


Trend Micro would like to thank the following individuals for responsibly disclosing these issues and working with Trend Micro to help protect our customers:

  • Thai Nguyen from E-CQ (@z_nqt)

External Reference(s)

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