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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Network Security is affected by Linux kernel vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-11479, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11477)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM QRadar Network Security is affected by Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-11479
DESCRIPTION: Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw when processing minimum segment size (MSS). By sending specially-crafted MSS traffic, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause excess usage of system resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/162665 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:H)

CVEID: CVE-2019-11478
DESCRIPTION: Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an issue with fragmenting the TCP retransmission queue when processing TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) capabilities. By sending specially-crafted SACKs requests, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an excess of system resource usage.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/162664 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:H)

CVEID: CVE-2019-11477
DESCRIPTION: Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflow when processing TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) capabilities. By sending specially-crafted SACKs requests, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a kernel panic condition.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/162662 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:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar Network Security 5.4.0

IBM QRadar Network Security 5.5.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM QRadar Network Security 5.4.0 Install Firmware 5.4.0.9 from the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface, or by performing a One Time Scheduled Installation from SiteProtector.
Or
Download Firmware 5.4.0.9 from IBM Security License Key and Download Center and upload and install via the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface.
IBM QRadar Network Security 5.5.0 Install Firmware 5.5.0.4 from the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface, or by performing a One Time Scheduled Installation from SiteProtector.
Or
Download Firmware 5.5.0.4 from IBM Security License Key and Download Center and upload and install via the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface.

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Change History

Oct. 05, 2019: Original Version Published

*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.

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Internal Use Only

Advisory ID: 17001

Product Record ID:  139834

Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 October 2019

UID

ibm10959523