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SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (Standalone) Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    • Updated:
    • 11 Aug 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • Smart Protection Server 3.0
    • Platform:
    • CentOS 5.8 64-bit
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Trend Micro Vulnerability Identifier(s): VRTS-388
Platform(s): Linux
CVSS 2.0 Score(s): 8.5
Severity Rating(s): High

Trend Micro has released new Critical Patches (CP) for Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (Standalone) versions 3.0 and 3.1.  These CPs resolve 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)
Smart Protection Server (Standalone)Version 3.0LinuxEnglish
Version 3.1LinuxEnglish


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

ProductUpdated versionNotesPlatformAvailability
Smart Protection Server (Standalone)Version 3.0 CP b1348ReadmeLinuxNow
Version 3.1 CP b1030ReadmeLinuxNow

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 a vulnerability in Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (Standalone) 3.x in which an authenticated user could potentially attain code execution and elevated privileges.

Please note that user authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

Due to the seriousness of these vulnerability, customers are highly encouraged to update to the latest build as soon as possible.

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:

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