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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM uses broken or risky cryptographic algorithms (CVE-2016-2879)

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Summary

The software uses an outdated insecure cipher or it is using a proprietary crypto standard which is likely to be vulnerable. Outdated/broken algorithms are MD4, MD5, SHA1, DES, ECB, RC4, Export ciphers, SSLv2, SSLv3, DH using keys less than 1024

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2879
DESCRIPTION:
IBM QRadar uses outdated hashing algorithms to hash certain passwords, which could allow a local user to obtain and decrypt user credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM QRadar 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7

Remediation/Fixes

· IBM QRadar/QRM/QVM 7.2.8
· For IBM QRadar 7.1 IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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

February 21, 2017

*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

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 7.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1997341

Modified date: 16 June 2018