IBM Support

Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to publicly disclosed vulnerabilities from Apache Tika (CVE-2018-11761, CVE-2018-11762, CVE-2018-8017,  CVE-2018-11796)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Open source Apache Tika as used in IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-11761
Description: Apache Tika is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to configure XML parsers to limit entity expansion. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150101 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

CVEID: CVE-2018-11762
Description: Apache Tika could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system, caused by the failure to specify an extract directory on the commandline and the input file has an embedded file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite a file.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150100 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

CVEID: CVE-2018-8017
Description: Apache Tika is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the IptcAnpaParser. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150099 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
 
Description: Apache Tika is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw during XML parsing. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/151083 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.3 to 7.3.2 GA

· IBM QRadar 7.2 to 7.2.8 Patch 15

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Off

Change History

July 10th, 2019: First Publish

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document Location

Worldwide

[{"Product": {"code": "SSBQAC", "label": "IBM QRadar Incident Forensics"}, "Edition": "All Editions", "Component": "", "Platform": [{"code": "PF016", "label": "Linux"}], "Version": "7.2, 7.3", "Business Unit": {"code": "BU008", "label": "Security"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2019

UID

ibm10888135