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Trend Micro ServerProtect contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#768681

Original Release Date: 2008-11-13 | Last Revised: 2008-11-25


Trend Micro ServerProtect contains multiple vulnerabilities. The most severe of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute commands, view sensitive data, or cause a system to crash.


Trend Micro ServerProtect is designed to detect and remove viruses from files. ServerProtect contains vulnerabilities, including multiple heap overflows. For more information on these issues see:

Note that these issues affect Trend Micro ServerProtect versions 5.58 and 5.7.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain access with the privileges of the ServerProtect account or an administrator account and execute arbitrary commands, view log files or other sensitive data, or cause a vulnerable system to crash.


We are currently unaware of a complete solution to this problem. According to IBM X-Force:
A patch released in May 2008 somewhat mitigates access to this vulnerability. However, the vulnerability is still resident and easily accessible.

Vendor Information


Trend Micro Affected

Notified:  August 08, 2008 Updated: November 13, 2008



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

Trend Micro has released a patch to address this issue. This patch may not completely address the problems.

CVSS Metrics

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This vulnerability was reported by David Dewey and Chris Valasek of IBM X-Force.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5268, CVE-2006-5269, CVE-2007-0072, CVE-2007-0073, CVE-2007-0074, CVE-2008-0012, CVE-2008-0013, CVE-2008-0014
Severity Metric: 17.46
Date Public: 2008-11-11
Date First Published: 2008-11-13
Date Last Updated: 2008-11-25 14:40 UTC
Document Revision: 19

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