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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM and Incident Forensics relies on an untrusted input. (CVE-2016-2881)

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The application uses a protection mechanism that relies on the existence or values of an input, but the input can be modified by an untrusted actor in a way that bypasses the protection mechanism.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2881

 IBM QRadar and Incident Forensics could allow a remote attacker to bypass security and gain access to application functionality by manipulating request parameters. 

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Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.n

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1.n

· IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.2.n


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Related information


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

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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 #: 1987777

Modified date: 26 July 2016