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Security Bulletin: Apache PDFBox as used by IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to denial of service (DOS) (CVE-2021-31811, CVE-2021-31812)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Apache PDFBox as used by IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to denial of service

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-31811
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-memory exception while loading a file. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203615 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-31812
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error while loading a file. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the system to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203587 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Fix Pack 9

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 Fix Pack 2

Remediation/Fixes

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.3 Fix Pack 10

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4

Note: Version 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3 is only available to QRadar on Cloud users. QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3 was removed for on-premise QRadar SIEM users.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

26 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 December 2021

UID

ibm16520478