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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM Security Bulletin: Apache Axis as used in IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable
to a possible man in the middle attack. (CVE-2012-5784)
27 March 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM QRadar SIEM
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5784
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Apache Axis as used in IBM QRadar SIEM is vulnerable to a possible man in the
middle attack. (CVE-2012-5784)
Product: IBM QRadar SIEM
Software version: 7.2.8, 7.3
Operating system(s): Linux
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 0794505
IBM QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI includes vulnerable components (e.g.,
framework libraries) that may be identified and exploited with automated tools.
Description: Apache Axis 1.4, as used in multiple products, could allow a
remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify
that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name
(CN) field of the X.509 certificate. An attacker could exploit this
vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server and
launch further attacks against a vulnerable target.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
79829 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: *Undefined
CVSS Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Affected Products and Versions
o IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.0 - 7.2.8 Patch 15
o IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 - 7.3.1 Patch 8
o QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.2 GA
Workarounds and Mitigations
For QRadar 7.2.8 Administrators
For users of IBM QRadar SIEM 7.2.8, administrators can mitigate this issue by
completing an upgrade to QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.2 GA where the
vulnerable component has been removed from the product. Apache Axis is used for
internal configuration services (IPC), and the deployment editor in 7.2.8.
Using the Systems, and License Management icon in the administration panel
rather than the Deployment Editor for deployment related changes would help
mitigate the risk of CVE-2012-5784. For information on this upgrade path, see
the QRadar Upgrade Guide .
For QRadar 7.3.0/7.3.1 Administrators
See the Remediation/Fixes section to get the upgrade to QRadar 7.3.2.
Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John
Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza
March 25th, 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.
According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF
ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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