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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is missing HSTS header. (CVE-2016-9972)

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Summary

The product is missing the HTTP Strict Transport Security header. Users can navigate by mistake to the unencrypted version of the web application or accept invalid certificates. This leads to sensitive data being sent unencrypted over the wire.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9972
DESCRIPTION:
IBM QRadar could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly enable HTTP Strict Transport Security. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information using man in the middle techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120208 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 – 7.2.8 Patch 6

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 – 7.3.0 Patch 1

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

19 June 2017: First Publish

*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

Software version: 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2004925

Modified date: 26 June 2017