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Release Date: February 15, 2022

Trend Micro Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2022-24671

Platform(s): macOS

Summary

The Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac has released an update via ActiveUpdate to address a Link Following Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.

Affected version(s)

PRODUCT AFFECTED VERSION(S) PLATFORM LANGUAGE(S)
Antivirus for Mac 11.0.2150 and below macOS English

Solution

Trend Micro has released a version to resolve this issue:

PRODUCT AFFECTED VERSION(S) PLATFORM LANGUAGE(S)
Antivirus for Mac 11.0.2184 and below macOS English

Vulnerability Details

The update resolves a vulnerability in the product that allows a local attacker to modify a file during the update process and escalate their privileges. Please note that an attacker must at least have low-level privileges on the system to attempt to exploit this 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

None identified. Customers are advised to ensure they always have the latest version of the program.

Acknowledgment

Trend Micro would like to thank Cees Elzinga working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for responsibly disclosing this 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.

External Reference

  • ZDI-CAN-14998