Release Date: December 19, 2019

CVE Vulnerability Identifiers: CVE-2019-19693

ZDI Identifier: ZDI-19-1025

Platform: Windows

CVSS 3.0 Scores: 7.1

Severity Ratings: High


Trend Micro has released a patch for a vulnerability in Trend Micro Security 2020 (Consumer) that may allow a user that does not have the required privileges to delete certain files they normally would not have access to, which may also lead to a denail-of-service (DoS). 

Affected Versions

ProductAffected VersionsPlatformLanguage
Premium Security 2020 (v16) Windows English
Maximum Security 2020 (v16) Windows English
Internet Security 2020 (v16) Windows English
Antivirus+ Security 2020 (v16) Windows English


Trend Micro has released an updated build of the product that resolves this issue:

ProductUpdated VersionPlatformLanguage
All Trend Micro Security versions listed above  2020 (v16.0.1249) Windows English

Trend Micro has addressed these vulnerabilities via a patch that is available now through the product’s automatic ActiveUpdate (AU) feature for all products listed above. Customers who receive regular automatic updates from the Internet should have already received the update.

Customers who have not yet received the update can manually click Update Now to ensure they have the latest build.

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves the vulnerability found in the Trend Micro Security 2020 (version 16.0) consumer family of products where an attacker may maniuplate junction files to delete certain protected system on the target machine without the usual required permissions, which may also lead to a denial-of-service (DoS) and the target machine.

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


Trend Micro would like to thank the following individual for responsibly disclosing the 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.


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