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SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro SafeSync for Enterprise (SSFE) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    • Updated:
    • 11 Jan 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • Safesync For Enterprise
    • Platform:
    • Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit

Release Date: September 7, 2016
Trend Micro Vulnerability Identifier(s): 2016-0140
CVE Number(s): TBD
Platform(s): Linux

Trend Micro has released a new build/enhancement pack for Trend Micro SafeSync for Enterprise (SSFE). This update resolves a vulnerability in the product that could potentially allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations. 


Affected Version(s)

ProductAffected Version(s)PlatformLanguage(s)
Trend Micro SafeSync for EnterpriseVersion 3.2LinuxEnglish


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

ProductUpdated versionNotesPlatformAvailability
Trend Micro SafeSync for Enterprise (SSFE)SSFE 3.2 Enhancement Pack 1*ReadmeLinuxNow

* The filename (ep1_trend) does not have a file extension, and the update should be applied from the SSFE Management Console.  Please see the readme for full details on installation.

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

This update resolves some vulnerabilities in Trend Micro SafeSync for Enterprise in which a remote attacker could potentially attain code execution, elevated privileges, or directory traversal abilities.

Please note that user authentication is required to exploit these vulnerabilities.

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 Quentin Kaiser (@QKaiser) for responsibly disclosing these issues and working with Trend Micro to help protect our customers.

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