Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise File Deletion (CVE-2022-40980)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168915


A mobile security application is affected by a file deletion vulnerability.


The Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise running on the remote host is affected by a file deletion vulnerability. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted message, to delete arbitrary files on the remote host.

Note that this plugin looks for a TCP SYN packet from the target to the scanner on port 445 after a detection probe is sent. If the packet cannot reach the scanner (i.e., due to network restrictions), Nessus would not able to detect the vulnerability.


Upgrade to version 9.8 SP5 Critical Patch 2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 168915

File Name: trendmicro_mobile_security_cve-2022-40980.nbin

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/19/2022

Updated: 10/16/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40980


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:trendmicro:mobile_security

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprise

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40980