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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics, as found in IBM QRadar SIEM, is vulnerable to an authentication bypass leading to remote command injection. (CVE-2018-1418)

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An authentication bypass leading to remote command injection has been found in IBM QRadar Incident Forensics.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1418
 IBM QRadar Incident Forensics could allow a user to bypass authentication which could lead to code execution.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.1 Patch 2

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 to 7.2.8 Patch 11


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Note: We have updated the scoring on this CVE related to the command injection vulnerability, and created a new separate record for the authentication bypass issue which can be found here:


An independent security researcher, Pedro Ribeiro (, has reported this vulnerability to Beyond Security SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program.

Change History

06 June, 2018: Scoring update and Related information update

*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: 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2015797

Modified date: 06 June 2018