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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to clear text passwords. (CVE-2016-2871)

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Summary

Some passwords in IBM QRadar SIEM were found in configuration files in clear text.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2871
Description: IBM QRadar stores passwords in clear text in configuration files, that could allow a local user to obtain critical sensitive information and gain access to the system and possibly other systems.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112807 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.2.n

· IBM QRadar 7.1.n

Remediation/Fixes

· QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF 7.2.7

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1 MR2 Patch 13

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, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

26 July 2016

*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: 7.1, 7.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1987769

Modified date: 16 June 2018