Trend Micro Apex One Server Authentication Bypass (CVE-2022-40144)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 166380


An anti-virus application is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The Trend Micro Apex One server running on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted message, to obtain an authenticated session.


Upgrade to Apex One SP1 (b11092/11088) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 166380

File Name: trendmicro_apex_one_cve-2022-40144.nbin

Version: 1.29

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/21/2022

Updated: 3/19/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40144


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:trendmicro:apex_one

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Trend Micro Apex One

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/13/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40144