Trend Micro Patches Privilege Escalation Bug in its Password Manager

Trend Micro Patches Privilege Escalation Bug in its Password Manager
Organizations should update to latest build as soon as possible, security vendor says.

Trend Micro has patched a couple of security flaws in its Password Manager credential management product that gave attackers a way to escalate privileges and gain persistence on systems running the software.


In a security advisory Wednesday, the security vendor described the issue as involving two DLL hijacking vulnerabilities in the company's stand-alone version of the product and the version that comes integrated with the latest version of its anti-malware suite.


One of the now-patched vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-14684) would have allowed an attacker to load an arbitrary file with malicious code into the password manager. The other separate but similar vulnerability (CVE-2019-14687), also allowed attackers to load malicious code but using a different DLL.


The flaws existed in Trend Micro's 2019 versions of Password Manager, Maximum Security, and Premium ..