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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Apache Tika (CVE-2018-17197)

Security Bulletin


Open source Apache Tika as used in IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-17197
Description: Apache Tika is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the SQLite3Parser. By using a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar 7.3 to 7.3.2 Patch 1

· IBM QRadar 7.2 to 7.2.8 Patch 15

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

July 10th, 2019: First Publish

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2019