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SECURITY BULLETIN: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to Content Spoofing (CVE-2018-1733)

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The software fails to adequately filter user-controlled input data for syntax that has control-plane implications. Software has certain assumptions about what constitutes data and control respectively. It is the lack of verification of these assumptions for user-controlled input that leads to injection problems. In this case the page could be modified to include a misleading message to the victim which could subject them to further compromise.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1733
Description: IBM QRadar fails to adequately filter user-controlled input data for syntax that has control-plane implications which could allow an attacker to modify displayed content.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: For the current score, see
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM QRadar SIEM Version 7.2 to 7.2.8 Patch 13
  • IBM QRadar SIEM Version 7.3 to 7.3.1 Patch 6

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
24 January 2019