Release Date: August 14, 2019

CVE Vulnerability Identifier(s): CVE-2019-14685

Platform: Windows

CVSS 3.0 Scores: 6.3

Severity Ratings: Medium


Trend Micro has released updates to the Trend Micro Security 2019 (version 15.0) family of consumer products which resolve a local privilege escalation vulnerability.

Affected versions

Product Affected Versions Platform Language(s)
Premium Security 2019 (v15.0) Microsoft Windows English
Maximum Security
2019 (v15.0)
Microsoft Windows English
Internet Security
2019 (v15.0)
Microsoft Windows English
Antivirus + Security
2019 (v15.0)
Microsoft Windows English


Product Updated Build Platform Language(s)
All Versions Above 15.0 with plugservicebundle.dll v15.0.1239 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 2019 (version 15) listed above.

Vulnerability Details:

This patch includes mitigation for the following vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2019-14685: A local privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the versions of Trend Micro Security 2019 listed above in which, if exploited, would allow an attacker to manipulate a specific product feature to load a malicious service.

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 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:

  • Silton of Tempest Security Intelligence
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