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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime affect IBM QRadar SIEM

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 and IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 8 used by IBM QRadar SIEM. IBM QRadar SIEM has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
Description: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.40
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

CVEID: CVE-2018-1517
Description: A flaw in the java.math component in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition may allow an attacker to inflict a denial-of-service attack with specially crafted String data.
CVSS Base Score: 5.90
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

CVEID: CVE-2018-1656
Description: The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.40
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

CVEID: CVE-2018-2952
Description: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit Concurrency component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.70
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 to 7.2.8 Patch 13

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.1 Patch 6


QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.2.8 Patch 14

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.1 Patch 7

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Related Information

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Change History

30 November 2018: First Publish

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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 #: 0742729

Modified date: 04 December 2018

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