Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to XML Entity Injection (CVE-2016-9724)
IBM QRadar SIEM does not disable external XML Entity Processsing which can lead to information disclosure and denial of service attacks.
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
Workarounds and Mitigations
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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza
28 February 2017
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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