Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM QRadar SIEM



Published: 2022-06-17
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2021-38153
CVE-2018-17196
CWE-ID CWE-208
CWE-284
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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IBM Qradar SIEM
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

EUVDB-ID: #VU56790

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-38153

CWE-ID: CWE-208 - Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

the vulnerability exists due to some components in Apache Kafka use "Arrays.equals" to validate a password or key, which is vulnerable to timing attacks. A local user can abuse the "Arrays.equals" to brute force access credentials and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Qradar SIEM: 7.5, 7.3, 7.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6595739

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU19218

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-17196

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to improper security restrictions imposed by the affected software. A remote authenticated attacker with write permission on respective topics can send a crafted Produce request that is designed to bypass transaction/idempotent access control list (ACL) validation.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Qradar SIEM: 7.5, 7.3, 7.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6595739

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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