Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent Link Following Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability [CVE-2022-36336]

CVE number – CVE-2022-36336

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the NT Apex One RealTime Scan Service. By creating a mount point, an attacker can abuse the service to delete a folder. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

More details can be found at:
https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/000291267

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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