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SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro Endpoint Application Control FileDrop Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    • Updated:
    • 9 Jul 2018
    • Product/Version:
    • Endpoint Application Control 2.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8 32-Bit
    • Windows 8 64-Bit
Release Date: May 16, 2018
CVE Vulnerability Identifier(s): CVE-2018-10357
Platform(s): Windows
CVSS 3.0 Score(s): 9
Severity Rating(s): Critical

Trend Micro has released a new critical patch (CP) for Trend Micro Endpoint Application Control 2.0 SP1.  This CP resolves a FileDrop directory traversal remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability.


Affected Version(s)

ProductAffected Version(s)PlatformLanguage(s)
Endpoint Application ControlVersion 2.0WindowsEnglish


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

ProductUpdated versionNotesPlatformAvailability
Endpoint Application ControlVersion 2.0 SP1 CP3 (B1741)ReadmeWindowsNow 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

This CP resolves a vulnerability in Trend Micro Application Endpoint Control 2.0 that, if exploited, could allow an attacker that has previously obtained a guest account to directly access the FileDrop servlet in the policy manager to upload files with malicious file names allowing directory traversal and policy uploads.

Due to the seriousness of this or any 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:

External Reference(s)

ZDI Bulletin:  ZDI-18-469
Solution Id:
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