SECURITY BULLETIN: Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2019 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Release Date: December 24, 2019
CVE Vulnerability Identifiers: CVE-2019-19695
CVSS 3.0 Scores: 5.2
Severity Ratings: Medium
Trend Micro has released an update to Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2019 (v9) which resolves a privilege escalation vulnerability.
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Trend Micro has addressed these vulnerabilities on Antivirus for Mac 2019 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.
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2019 (v9.0.1379 and below) could potentially allow an attacker to create a symbolic link to a target file and modify it.
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:
- Zhongcheng Li (CK01) from Topsec Alpha Team
Customers who have questions are encouraged to contact Trend Micro Technical Support for further assistance.