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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to improper input validation (CVE-2020-4151)

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IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to improper input validation, allowing an authenticated attacker to perform unauthorized actions

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4151
DESCRIPTION:   IBM QRadar could allow an authenticated attacker to perform unauthorized actions due to improper input validation.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 2


· QRadar / QRM / QVM / QNI 7.4.0 FP1 (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 FP1 (ISO)
· QRadar Incident Forensics 7.4.0 FP1 (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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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Brad Sherrill, Rodney Ryan, John Zuccato, Jonathan Fitz-gerald, Chris Shepherd, Troy Fisher, Vincent Dragnea, Nathan Roane, Elaheh Samani, and Kamil Sarbinowski

Change History

14 Apr 2020: Initial Publication
16 Apr 2020: Changed fixed in from 7.4.0 GA to 7.4.0 FP1

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 April 2020