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Security Bulletin:IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to command injection. (CVE-2017-1696)

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The product passes unsafe user supplied data (forms, cookies, HTTP headers etc.) to a system shell. This allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1696
 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: 9.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.3 - 7.3.0 Patch 5


· IBM QRadar/QRM/QVM/QRIF/QNI 7.3.0 Patch 6


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Related Information

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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

02 January 2018: Change Affected Releases

*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: 7.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2011730

Modified date: 16 June 2018