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Security Bulletin: An IBM QRadar SIEM protocol is vulnerable to Incorrect Permission Assignment (CVE-2018-2024)

Security Bulletin


The Log file protocol could allow permissions to a resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-2024
Description: IBM QRadar specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

Affected Products and Versions

7.2.0-QRADAR-PROTOCOL-LogFileProtocol-7.2-20180625094737 and prior
7.3.0-QRADAR-PROTOCOL-LogFileProtocol-7.3-20180625134822 and prior

Workarounds and Mitigations


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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza, Matt McCarty, Vincent Dragnea, Troy Fisher

Change History

July 10th, 2019: 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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2019