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Security Bulletin: OpenJPA as used in IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to remote code execution. (CVE-2013-1768)

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The product includes vulnerable components (e.g., framework libraries) that may be identified and exploited with automated tools.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-1768
DESCRIPTION: Deserialization of a maliciously crafted OpenJPA object can result in an executable file being written to the file system. An attacker needs to discover an unprotected server program to exploit this vulnerability. It then needs to exploit another unprotected server program to execute the file and gain access to the system. OpenJPA usage by itself does not introduce the vulnerability.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.0 to 7.3.1 Patch 4

QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.2.0 to 7.2.8 Patch 11

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

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 February 2019