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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM and QRadar Incident Forensics are vulnerable to OS command injection (CVE-2016-9726, CVE-2016-9727)

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Summary

IBM QRadar SIEM, and Incident Forensics may pass unsafe user supplied data (forms, cookies, HTTP headers etc.) to a system shell. This could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the system. IBM has addressed this issue.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9726
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM QRadar Incident Forensics could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119755 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:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9727
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM QRadar could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119756 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

• IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.n
• IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 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.

Disclaimer

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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 #: 1999542

Modified date: 16 June 2018