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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar Incident Forensics, as used in IBM QRadar SIEM, is vulnerable to authenticated path traversal. (CVE-2017-1723)

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Summary

QRadar uses raw string concatenation to build paths from user input and as such is vulnerable to path traversal attacks where an attacker arbitrarily alters the path.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1723
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM QRadar could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to view arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134812 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

QRadar / QRIF / QNI 7.3.0 to 7.3.0 Patch 7

QRadar / QRIF / QNI 7.2.0 to 7.2.8 Patch 11

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

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

UID

swg22015804