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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL as used by IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to denial of service (CVE-2022-0778)

Security Bulletin


OpenSSL as used by IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to denial of service. IBM has addressed the relevant CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-0778
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in the BN_mod_sqrt() function when parsing certificates. By using a specially-crafted certificate with invalid explicit curve parameters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an infinite loop, and results in a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
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:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM QRadar SIEM7.3.0 - 7.3.3 Fix Pack 11
IBM QRadar SIEM7.4.0 - 7.4.3 Fix Pack 5
IBM QRadar SIEM7.5.0 - 7.5.0 Update Pack 1



IBM encourages customers to update their systems promptly.

Affected Product(s)VersionsFix
IBM QRadar SIEM7.37.3.3 Fix Pack 12
IBM QRadar SIEM7.47.4.3 Fix Pack 6
IBM QRadar SIEM7.57.5.0 Update Pack 2

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

20 Jul 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
26 July 2022