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Security Bulletin: IBM Resilient users may experience a denial of service of the SOAR Platform due to a insufficient input validation (CVE-2019-4579)

Security Bulletin


IBM Resilient users may experience a denial of service of the SOAR Platform if a form field contains a extremely large data in a POST, PUT, or PATCH http request.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4579
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Resilient OnPrem uses incomplete blacklisting for input validation which allows attackers to bypass application controls resulting in direct impact to the system and data integrity.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
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:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
Resilient OnPremIBM Security SOAR


Users must upgrade to v38.0 of IBM Resilient in order to obtain a fix for this vulnerability. A limit of 1GB will be applied to incoming requests by default. This limit can be changed or deleted.

For example, to change the limit to 500MB, use the following command:

sudo resutil configset -key max_request_payload_mb -ivalue 500 

Also, to remove this limit, use the following command:

sudo resutil configset -key max_request_payload_mb -delete

You can upgrade the platform by following the instructions in the "Upgrade Procedure" section in the IBM Knowledge Center. 

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

23 Aug 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
27 August 2020