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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM contains unnecessary privilege usage. (CVE-2016-2876)

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Summary

Multiple processes run by IBM QRadar SIEM use higher than necessary privileges, which can be abused due to other shell command injection vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2876

Description:
 IBM QRadar could allow an authenticated user to inject operating system commands that would be executed with root privileges. 

CVSS Base Score:
 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112849 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.2.n

· IBM QRadar 7.1.n

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

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

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Document information

More support for: IBM QRadar SIEM

Software version: 7.1, 7.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1987774

Modified date: 26 July 2016