ZDI-11-345 : TrendMicro Control Manager CmdProcessor.exe AddTask Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-12-11T00:00:00



ZDI-11-345 : TrendMicro Control Manager CmdProcessor.exe AddTask Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-345 December 7, 2011

  • -- CVE ID:

  • -- CVSS: 9.7, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:C

  • -- Affected Vendors:

Trend Micro

  • -- Affected Products:

Trend Micro Control Manager

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  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Trent Micro Control Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within CmdProcessor.exe service running on TCP port 20101. The vulnerable function is the CGenericScheduler::AddTask function of cmdHandlerRedAlertController.dll. When processing a specially crafted IPC packet, controlled data is copied into a 256-byte stack buffer. This can be exploited to execute remote code under the context of the user

  • -- Vendor Response:

Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-04-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-12-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Luigi Auriemma

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