Firmware is a software embedded on a hardware device that controls how the device behaves. New firmware often fixes bugs, contains new features, and protects you from security vulnerabilities.

Updating your device’s firmware can help improve your device's security. It is always recommended to install the latest available updates to keep your network safe and efficient.


Trend Micro has released fixes for the Trend Micro Security 2018 (version 12.0) family of consumer products resolving vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to escalate privileges on a vulnerable system that they would otherwise not have access to.

Affected versions

Product Affected Versions Platform Language(s)
Premium Security 12.0 and below Microsoft Windows English
Maximum Security 12.0 and below Microsoft Windows English
Internet Security 12.0 and below Microsoft Windows English
Antivirus + Security 12.0 and below Microsoft Windows English


Product Updated Build Platform Language(s)
All Versions At or Above 12.0.1226 Microsoft Windows English

Trend Micro has addressed these vulnerabilities via a patch that is available now through the product’s automatic ActiveUpdate feature for all versions of Trend Micro Security 2018 (version 12) listed above. Customers who have at least version 12.0.1226 (as of August 2018) will already have the necessary patch applied.

Vulnerability Details

This patch includes mitigations for the following vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2018-10513: Deserialization of Untrusted Data Privilege Escalation vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-10514: Missing Impersonation Privilege Escalation vulnerability
  • CVE-2018-15363: Out-of-Bounds Read Privilege Escalation vulnerability

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

Mitigating Factors

Exploiting these types of vulnerabilities require that an attacker has access (physical or remote) to a vulnerable machine.

Even though an exploit may require several specific conditions to be met, Trend Micro bly encourages customers to upgrade to the latest build as soon as possible.


Trend Micro would like to thank the following individuals and/or organizations for responsibly disclosing these issues and working with Trend Micro to help protect our customers:

External References

The following advisories may be found by visiting the following sites:

CVEs -

ZDI Advisories - Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative Published Advisories

CVE ZDI Case(s)
CVE-2018-10513 ZDI-18-961
CVE-2018-10514 ZDI-18-962
CVE-2018-15363 ZDI-18-963
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