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Flaws Patched in Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise

A patch released last week by Trend Micro for its Mobile Security for Enterprise product resolves several vulnerabilities, including remote code execution issues rated critical and high severity.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise is designed to provide organizations visibility and control over the mobile devices, applications and data used by their employees.

Researchers Steven Seeley of Offensive Security and Roberto Suggi Liverani discovered that the product is affected by unrestricted file upload, authentication bypass, SQL injection and proxy command injection vulnerabilities. The experts reported the security holes to Trend Micro via the security firm’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).

While there are only four types of vulnerabilities, ZDI published over 70 different advisories as each flaw affects more than one function.

The most severe issue, with a CVSS score of 9 or 10, is CVE-2017-14078, a SQL injection that allows authenticated and in some cases unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

An authentication bypass vulnerability affecting Mobile Security for Enterprise, CVE-2017-14080, has been classified as high severity.

“The specific flaw exists within the initialization of the users table in the tmwf database. When processing an attempt to login a user by an email address, the system can bypass password authentication. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges to those of an authenticated user,” ZDI said in its advisory.

An authenticated attacker can also execute arbitrary code by exploiting a medium severity flaw related to the modTMCSS Proxy functionality (CVE-2017-14081). Finally, an authenticated attacker can upload arbitrary files and execute code by abusing various file upload features that fail to properly validate user-supplied data (CVE-2017-14079).

The vulnerabilities were reported to the vendor in mid-May and they were patched last week with the release of versions 9.7 Patch 3.

Trend Micro pointed out that exploiting these vulnerabilities typically requires physical or remote access to a vulnerable system, but the company strongly encourages customers to apply the patch as soon as possible.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.