GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability that has been referred to as GHOST affects IBM QRadar SIEM, IBM QRadar Risk Manager, and IBM QRadar Vulnerability Manager.
DESCRIPTION: glibc is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the __nss_hostname_digits_dots() function. By sending an invalid hostname argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100386 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.4 Patch 3 and earlier
- IBM QRadar Risk Manager 7.2.4 Patch 3 and earlier
- IBM QRadar Vulnerability Manager 7.2.4 Patch 3 and earlier
- IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1 MR2 Patch 9 and earlier
- IBM QRadar Risk Manager 7.1 MR2 Patch 9 and earlier
IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable releases of glibc including your Operating Systems and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. Please contact your Operating System provider for more information.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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09 Feburary 2015 - QRadar SIEM 7.2.4 Patch 4 link updated
*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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16 June 2018