Release Date: December 5, 2018

CVE Vulnerability Identifier(s): CVE-2018-18330

Platform: Android

CVSS 3.0 Scores: 6.5

Severity Ratings: Medium


Trend Micro has released an updated build of the Trend Micro Dr. Safety – Antivirus, Booster, App Lock, Cleaner app on Android which resolves a vulnerability that, if exploited, could allow an attacker to potentially trick a victim into visiting a malicious URL using address bar spoofing on the Private Browser of the app.

Affected versions

ProductAffected VersionsPlatformLanguage(s)
Dr. Safety 3.0.1324 and below Android English


Trend Micro has addressed this vulnerability in the following version which can be downloaded from Google Play:

ProductUpdated VersionPlatformLanguage(s)Availability
Dr. Safety 3.0.1360 Android English Available Now

This is the minimum version(s) of the patch and/or build required to address the issue. Trend Micro highly encourages customers to obtain the latest version of the product if there is a newer one available than the one listed in this bulletin.

Vulnerability Details:

The updated build of Trend Micro Dr. Safety for Android resolves a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to trick a potential victim into visiting a malicious URL using address bar spoofing on the Private Browser of the app.

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 may 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 strongly 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:

  • YoKo Kho (@YoKoAcc)
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