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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to server side request forgery (SSRF) (CVE-2021-29863)

Security Bulletin


IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to server side request forgery (SSRF)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29863
DESCRIPTION:   IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to server side request forgery (SSRF). This may allow an authenticated attacker to send unauthorized requests from the system, potentially leading to network enumeration or facilitating other attacks. This vulnerability is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2020-4786.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/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