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Security Bulletin: Apache POI as used in IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to various CVEs.

Security Bulletin


Summary

Vulnerabilities affecting Apache Poi as used in IBM QRadar SIEM

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-0213

Description:
 Apache POI is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of memory when processing certain Channel Definition Format (CDF)/ Compound File Binary Format (CFBF) documents. By sending a specially-crafted CDF / CFBF file to an application using Apache POI, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service. 

CVSS Base Score:
 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/75558 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


CVE-ID:
 CVE-2014-3529

Description:
 Apache POI could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error within the OPC SAX setup. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted OpenXML file containing an XML external entity declaration to read arbitrary files on the system. 

CVSS Base Score:
 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95770 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


CVE-ID:
 CVE-2014-3574

Description:
 Apache POI is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted OOXML file to consume all available CPU resources and cause a denial of service. 

CVSS Base Score:
 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95768 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


CVE-ID:
 CVE-2014-9527

Description:
 Apache POI is vulnerable to a denial of service. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted PPT file to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop and deadlock. 

CVSS Base Score:
 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99799 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


CVE-ID:
 CVE-2016-5000

Description:
 Apache POI could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when XLSX2CSV example uses Java's XML components to parse OpenXML files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an XML document containing an external entity reference to read arbitrary files on the system. 

CVSS Base Score:
 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score:
 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115530 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score:
 *Undefined
CVSS Vector:
 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.2.n

· IBM QRadar 7.1.n

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Change History

Added CVSS2 as CVE's include both v2/v3 CVSS scoring.

*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

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21994719