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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to a man in the middle attack. (CVE-2015-1993)

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Several cookies in QRadar Incident Forensics are missing the secure attribute. This allows attackers with Man in The Middle position access to steal the cookie value by tricking the victim to navigate to the site on an unencrypted connection.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1993

Description: IBM Qradar Incident Forensics could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to set the secure flag for the session cookie in SSL mode. By intercepting its transmission within an HTTP session, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to capture the cookie and obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score:4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:*Undefined
CVSS Vector:AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.2.n


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Related information

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Document information

More support for: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics

Software version: 7.2.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1968270

Modified date: 08 March 2017