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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Azure marketplace images include Open Management Infrastructure RPM, which is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-38647)

Security Bulletin


IBM QRadar Azure marketplace images include the Open Management Infrastructure RPM which is vulnerable to CVE-2021-38647. Although we do not expose the affected port, we suggest updating out of an abundance of caution.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38647
DESCRIPTION:   Microsoft Azure Open Management Infrastructure could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By executing a specially-crafted program, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar Azure marketplace images 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 9

IBM QRadar Azure marketplace images 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 Patch 2


1. Check your current version of OMI to see if you are affected. All versions of OMI below v1.6.8-1 are affected
   To do this perform the following command:
   yum list all | grep omi
2. Add Microsoft Software Repository for RHEL 7 Linux Platform:
   sudo yum localinstall
3. Run yum update command for OMI:
   sudo yum update omi
4. Disable Microsoft Software Repository after updating the rpm 
   sudo sed -i 's/^enabled=1/enabled=0/' /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-prod.repo

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

20 Sep 2021: Initial Publication

*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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
30 September 2021