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SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector (DDI) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    • Updated:
    • 9 Apr 2020
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Discovery Inspector 3.7
    • Deep Discovery Inspector 3.8
    • Deep Discovery Inspector 3.8
    • Platform:
    • N/A N/A

Release Date: June 7, 2016
Trend Micro Vulnerability Identifier(s): 2014-0024
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVE Number: CVE-2016-5840
Platform(s): Appliance

Trend Micro has released critical patches for Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector (DDI). These critical patches resolve a vulnerability in the product that could potentially allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations.


Affected version(s)

ProductAffected versionPlatformLanguage(s)
Deep Discovery Inspector3.8 SP2 (3.82)ApplianceEnglish
Deep Discovery Inspector3.8 SP1 (3.81)ApplianceEnglish
Deep Discovery Inspector3.7ApplianceEnglish


Trend Micro categorized this update with the following impact level and has released the following solutions to address the issue:

ProductCritical Patch
NotesPlatformImpact LevelAvailability
Deep Discovery Inspector3.8 SP2 (3.82) CP 1203ReadmeApplianceHighNow
Deep Discovery Inspector3.8 SP1 (3.81) CP 1226ReadmeApplianceHighNow
Deep Discovery Inspector3.7 CP 1263ReadmeApplianceHighNow

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves some vulnerabilities in Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector in which a remote attacker could potentially attain code execution under the context of the root user. Please note that authentication (admin password) is required to exploit this vulnerability.

Customers are highly encouraged to update to the latest build as soon as possible.

Mitigating Factors

Remote code execution generally requires that an attack 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 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 individual(s) for responsibly disclosing these issues and working with Trend Micro to help protect our customers:

  • k0rpr1t_z0mb1e working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)

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