Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to a denial of service (CVE-2016-9740)
IBM QRadar SIEM does not properly restrict the size or amount of resources that are requested or influenced by an actor. This weakness can be used to consume more resources than intended.
DESCRIPTION: IBM QRadar could allow a remote attacker to consume all resources on the server due to not properly restricting the size or amount of resources requested by an actor.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119790 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
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 #: 1999556
Modified date: 16 June 2018