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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to improper authentication. (CVE-2016-2968)

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Improper Authentication in QRadar Incident Forensics

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2968

 IBM QRadar does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check allowing users access to data they don't normally have permissions to see. 

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Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.2.n


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Document information

More support for: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1985773

Modified date: 22 September 2017