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Release Date: March 26, 2022

Trend Micro Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2022-27883

Platform(s): macOS

Summary

Trend Micro has released an update via ActiveUpdate for Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 11.5 that resolves a Link Following Privilege Escalation vulnerability.

Affected version(s)

PRODUCT AFFECTED VERSION(S) PLATFORM LANGUAGE(S)
Antivirus for Mac 11.5 and below macOS English

Solution

Trend Micro has released an update via ActiveUpdate to resolve this issue:

PRODUCT MODULE UPDATED VERSION(S) PLATFORM LANGUAGE(S)
All Versions Above ICORE_x64 3.2.5010 macOS English
All Versions Above Client 11.5.1038 macOS English

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves a vulnerability in the product that allows an attacker to create a specially-crafted file as a symlink that can lead to privilege escalation. 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-14816