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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Trend Micro Smart Protection Server wcs_bwlists_handler
Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
6 April 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Trend Micro Smart Protection Server
Publisher: Zero Day Initiative
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
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Trend Micro Smart Protection Server wcs_bwlists_handler Command Injection
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-17-243: April 5th, 2017
Smart Protection Server
TippingPoint IPS Customer Protection
TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by
Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 26771. For further product information
on the TippingPoint IPS:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Smart Protection
Server. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within wcs_bwlists_handler.php. The issue results
from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using
it to execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability
to execute arbitrary code under the context of root.
Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
2017-01-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-04-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
Steven Seeley of Source Incite
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