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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to XML Entity Injection (CVE-2016-9724)

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Summary

IBM QRadar SIEM does not disable external XML Entity Processsing which can lead to information disclosure and denial of service attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9724
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM QRadar is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119740 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

• IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.n

Remediation/Fixes

IBM QRadar/QRM/QVM/QRIF 7.2.8 Patch 4

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

28 February 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 #: 1999537

Modified date: 16 June 2018