Release Date: March 12, 2020

CVE Vulnerability Identifiers: CVE-2020-8469

Platform: Windows

CVSSv3 Score: 7.3

Severity Rating: High


Trend Micro has released an updated version of Trend Micro Password Manager 5.0 (Windows) that resolves a DLL hijacking vulnerability in both the standalone version of the product and the versions packed with the latest version of Trend Micro Security (Consumer).

Affected versions

ProductAffected VersionsPlatformLanguage(s)
Password Manager Version 5.0 Microsoft Windows English


ProductUpdated BuildPlatformLanguage(s)
Password Manager
Microsoft Windows English

Trend Micro has addressed these vulnerabilities via a patch that is available now through the product’s automatic ActiveUpdate (AU) feature for all products listed above - including both the standalone version and the versions bundled with Trend Micro Security (consumer).  Customers who receive regular automatic updates from the Internet should have already received the update.

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves a DLL hijacking vulnerabilty in Trend Micro Password Manager 5.0 on Windows which could potentially allow an attacker privileged escalation.

Trend Micro has received no reports nor is aware of any actual attacks against the affected product related to this vulnerability at this time.


Trend Micro would like to thank the following individual for responsibly disclosing the issue and working with Trend Micro to help protect our customers:

Additional Assistance

Customers who have questions are encouraged to contact Trend Micro Technical Support for further assistance.

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