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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime affects IBM QRadar SIEM (CVE-2021-2161)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 and IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 8 used by IBM QRadar SIEM. IBM QRadar SIEM has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-2161
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

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



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


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Change History

26 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
03 December 2021