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 Security Bulletin: Apache Poi as used by IBMQRadar SIEM is vulnerable to
          information disclosure (CVE-2019-12415, CVE-2017-12626)
                             22 December 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM QRadar SIEM
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Existing Account      
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-12415 CVE-2017-12626 

Reference:         ASB-2020.0193

Original Bulletin: 

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Apache Poi as used by IBMQRadar SIEM is vulnerable to information disclosure
(CVE-2019-12415, CVE-2017-12626)

Document Information

Document number    : 6391000
Modified date      : 21 December 2020
Product            : IBM QRadar SIEM
Software version   : 7.3, 7.4
Operating system(s): Linux
Edition            : All Editions


Apache Poi as used by IBMQRadar SIEM is vulnerable to information disclosure

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-12415
DESCRIPTION: Apache POI could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by an XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML
data by tool XSSFExportToXml. By sending a specially-crafted document, a remote
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
170015 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-12626
DESCRIPTION: Apache POI is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an
error while parsing malicious WMF, EMF, MSG and macros and specially crafted
DOC, PPT and XLS. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file, a
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to
enter into an infinite loop or an out of memory exception.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
138361 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

All Protocol Common versions before

All Protocol Common versions before




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These files were released as part of the 18 December 2020 auto update bundle.
Administrators can confirm the protocol version installed on the Console from
the Auto Update interface on the Admin tab or using yum info Protocol-Common
from the command-line interface to confirm the latest version is installed.

For example:

[root@examplehost]# yum info Protocol-Common
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
This system is not registered with an entitlement server. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Installed Packages
Name        : PROTOCOL-Common
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 7.3
Release     : 20181016192120
Size        : 190 k
Repo        : installed
- From repo   : /PROTOCOL-Common-7.3-20181016192120.noarch
Summary     : PROTOCOL Protocol source common library Install
License     : Proprietary.
Description : This program installs a Protocol source common library PROTOCOL plugin.

Change History

18 Dec 2020: Initial Publication

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