IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to privilege escalation due to weak file permissions
DESCRIPTION: IBM QRadar could allow a local user to gain escalated privileges due to weak file permissions.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175846 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
· IBM QRadar 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 2
· QRadar / QRM / QVM / QNI 7.4.0 GA (SFS)
· QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.3 Patch 3 (SFS)
· QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.2 Patch 7(SFS)
· QRadar Incident Forensics 7.4.0 (ISO)
· QRadar Incident Forensics 7.4.0 (SFS)
NOTE: Administrators with QRadar Incident Forensics should be aware that a new ISO and SFS file are published to IBM Fix Central for QRadar Incident Forensics 7.4.0 versions
Workarounds and Mitigations
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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Yorick Koster
06 Apr 2020: Initial Publication
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14 April 2020