CVE number = CVE-2021-36744
This vulnerability allows local attackers to create a denial-of-service condition on affected installations of Trend Micro Maximum Security. 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 Maximum Security Agent. By creating a directory junction, an attacker can abuse the service to delete a file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to create a denial-of-service condition on the system.
|Trend Micro Security for Best Buy||2021 (v17.2)||Windows||English|
|Trend Micro Security||2021 (v17)||Windows||English|
|Trend Micro Security||2020 (v16)||Windows||English|
|Trend Micro Security||2019 (v15)||Windows||English|
Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.
Trend Micro has released a hotfix available for each version below that resolves the issue:
More details can be found at:
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