‘Trend Micro Control Manager CasLogDirectInsertHandler.cs Code Execution Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Control Manager.’


‘The information has been provided by Andrea Micalizzi.
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-234/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Trend Micro Control Manager

User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the Cas_LogDirectInsert.aspx http handler, which listens by default on TCP port 443. A specially crafted POST request allows remote attackers to supply XML and schema information which is used within queries to the backend database. By supplying malicious values, an attacker can inject themselves a user account which can be used to execute code via the management console on the service.

Trend Micro technical support:

Fix is posted at download center:


This critical patch resolves the following issue(s):
Issue: A vulnerability allows an attacker to create and insert a user account which can be used to execute codes through the management console.
Solution: This critical patch imposes stricter rules for the insertion of system account relative tables to prevent attackers from inserting user accounts.
Reference: http://www.trendmicro.com/ftp/documentation/readme/readme_critical_patch_TMCM55_1422.txt

Disclosure Timeline:
2011-04-01 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-07-11 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

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