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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics, as found in IBM QRadar SIEM, is vulnerable to remote code execution. (CVE-2017-1721)

Security Bulletin


IBM QRadar Incident Forensics uses insecure functions such as eval that execute code from a string and as such is vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1721
 IBM QRadar could allow an unauthenticated user to execute code remotely with lower level privileges under unusual circumstances.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.0 Patch 7

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.8 to 7.2.8 Patch 11

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Henri Salo

Change History

24 April 2018: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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018