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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to untrusted XML External Entity uploads. (CVE-2016-2868)

Security Bulletin


Summary

XML External Entity injection in the UI of QRadar allows someone with privileges to upload unvalidated XML.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2868

Description:
 IBM QRadar could allow a remote attacker with administrator privileges to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when processing XML external entities. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information. 

CVSS Base Score:
 2.7
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112765 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.n

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitryi Beryoza

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM QRadar SIEM

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 7.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1985774

Modified date: 16 June 2018