Installer of Trend Micro Password Manager may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


Installer of Trend Micro Password Manager provided by Trend Micro Incorporated contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).

Eiji James Yoshida of Security Professionals Network Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 7.8 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Trend Micro, Inc.
  • Password Manager prior to Versions


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privilege of the user invoking the installer.

[Use the latest installer by following the latest guidance]
Use the latest installer along with the latest installation guidance provided by the developer.
Users who already have installed the software do not need to re-install, because this issue affects the installers only.

The developer states that the vulnerability is addressed in versions, however recommends user to use alternative unaffected product Password Manager 5.x because 3.x is no longer supported.
Vendor Information

Trend Micro, Inc.
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2022-28394

  1. JVN : JVN#60037444
  2. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
Revision History

  • [2022/05/11]
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