TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Trend Micro Deep Discovery Email Inspector reboot_after_hotfix Denial of Service Vulnerability

ZDI-17-154: March 9th, 2017

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 26822. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to create a denial of service condition on vulnerable installations of Trend Micro Deep Discovery Email Inspector. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within reboot_after_hotfix.php. The issue results from the lack of authentication around critical functionality resulting in a system reboot. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disable the service provided by the product.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-01-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-03-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Brian Gorenc - Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative