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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to OS Command Injection (CVE-2018-1571) (Updated 9/12/2018)

Security Bulletin


User-supplied data may be passed to a system shell. Attackers could execute arbitrary commands on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1571
Description: IBM QRadar could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.80
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 to 7.3.1 Patch 4

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 to 7.2.8 Patch 13


QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.1 Patch 5

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.2.8 Patch 13 Interim Fix 1

NOTE: QRadar administrators who want to install 7.2.8 Patch 13 Interim Fix 1 should be aware that you must first be at QRadar 7.2.8 Patch 13 before you can update to Interim Fix 1. Interim fixes can only be applied to a specific patch level and you might be required to update to a minimum version before you can install an interim fix to your QRadar deployment. For a full list of QRadar software, see:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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

*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:
03 October 2018