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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to using components with known vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-22345, CVE-2020-8022, CVE-2021-33813, CVE-2020-9488)

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The product includes vulnerable components (e.g., framework libraries) that may be identified and exploited with automated tools. IBM QRadar SIEM has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22345
DESCRIPTION:   IBM QRadar is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8022
DESCRIPTION:   tomcat package for openSUSE could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an incorrect default permission flaw. By sending a specially-crafted request, an authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges as root.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-33813
DESCRIPTION:   JDOM is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XXE issue in SAXBuilder. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-9488
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by improper certificate validation with host mismatch in the SMTP appender. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to the communication channel between endpoints to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM QRadar SIEM7.5.0 GA
IBM QRadar SIEM7.4.3 GA - 7.4.3 FP4
IBM QRadar SIEM7.3.3 GA - 7.3.3 FP10



IBM recommends customers update their systems promptly.

ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM QRadar SIEM7.5.0 GAQRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.5.0 UP1
IBM QRadar SIEM7.4.3 GA - 7.4.3 FP4 QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.4.3 FP5
IBM QRadar SIEM7.3.3 GA - 7.3.3 FP10QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.3 FP11


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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Gabor Minyo, Geoffrey Owden, and Ben Goodspeed from the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team

Change History

11 Apr 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
25 April 2022