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TrendMicro Data Loss Prevention 5.5 Directory Traversal



This module tests whether a directory traversal vulnerability is present in Trend Micro DLP (Data Loss Prevention) Appliance v5.5 build <= 1294. The vulnerability appears to be actually caused by the Tomcat UTF-8 bug which is implemented in module tomcat_utf8_traversal CVE 2008-2938. This module simply tests for the same bug with Trend Micro specific settings. Note that in the Trend Micro appliance, /etc/shadow is not used and therefore password hashes are stored and anonymously accessible in the passwd file.


  • aushack <patrick@osisecurity.com.au>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/http/trendmicro_dlp_traversal
msf auxiliary(trendmicro_dlp_traversal) > show actions
msf auxiliary(trendmicro_dlp_traversal) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(trendmicro_dlp_traversal) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(trendmicro_dlp_traversal) > run 

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