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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM has weak password requirements. (CVE-2016-9738)

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Summary

The product does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9738
DESCRIPTION:
IBM QRadar does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119783 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 – 7.2.8 Patch 6

· IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 – 7.3.0 Patch 1

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement


IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

19 June 2017: 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.

Disclaimer

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg22004926