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Trend Micro Control Manager Buffer Overflow in 'CmdProcessor.exe' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026390
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-5001   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 28 2011
Original Entry Date:  Dec 8 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Trend Micro Control Manager. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted IPC packet to 'CmdProcessor.exe' on TCP port 20101 and trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability resides in the CGenericScheduler::AddTask() function of 'cmdHandlerRedAlertController.dll'.

The vendor was notified on April 4, 2011.

Luigi Auriemma reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.5 Critical Patch - Build 1613).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-11-345 : TrendMicro Control Manager CmdProcessor.exe AddTask Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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ZDI-11-345 : TrendMicro Control Manager CmdProcessor.exe AddTask
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
December  7, 2011

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
9.7, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:

Trend Micro

- -- Affected Products:

Trend Micro Control Manager

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11469.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Trent Micro Control Manager. Authentication
is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within CmdProcessor.exe service running on TCP
port 20101. The vulnerable function is the CGenericScheduler::AddTask
function of cmdHandlerRedAlertController.dll. When processing a
specially crafted IPC packet, controlled data is copied into a 256-byte
stack buffer. This can be exploited to execute remote code under the
context of the user

- -- Vendor Response:

Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-04-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-12-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Luigi Auriemma

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