Vulnerability Note VU#950795

Trend Micro Control Manager adhoc query vulnerability

Original Release date: 27 Sep 2012 | Last revised: 27 Sep 2012

Overview

Trend Micro Control Manager fails to properly filter user-supplied input within the ad hoc query module which could allow an attacker to upload and execute arbitrary code against the system.

Description

CWE-89: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Trend Micro Control Manager does not properly filter user-supplied input within the ad hoc query module. The successful exploitation of this vulnerability could potentially result in arbitrary SQL command input to the backend database. A remote attacker can execute SQL commands to upload and execute arbitrary code against the system.

Impact

An attacker with access to the Trend Micro Control Manager web interface can conduct a sql injection attack, which could be used to result in information leakage, arbitrary code execution and/or denial of service.

Solution

The vendor has stated that these vulnerabilities have been addressed in Trend Micro Control Manager version 5.5 and 6.0 critical patches.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS, CSRF, or SQLi attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing the Trend Micro Control Manager web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Trend MicroAffected03 Aug 201221 Sep 2012
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 9.0 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P
Temporal 7.0 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 2.0 CDP:LM/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Tom Gregory for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2998
  • Date Public: 20 Sep 2012
  • Date First Published: 27 Sep 2012
  • Date Last Updated: 27 Sep 2012
  • Document Revision: 18

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