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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM uses less secure methods for securing
data at rest and in transit between hosts (CVE-2020-4980)
16 July 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: QRadar SIEM
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-4980
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IBM QRadar SIEM uses less secure methods for securing data at rest and in
transit between hosts (CVE-2020-4980)
Document number : 6472891
Modified date : 15 July 2021
Product : IBM QRadar SIEM
Software version : 7.3, 7.4
Operating system(s): Linux
IBM QRadar SIEM uses less secure methods for protecting data in transit between
hosts when encrypt host connections is not enabled as well as data at rest.
DESCRIPTION: IBM QRadar SIEM uses less secure methods for protecting data in
transit between hosts when encrypt host connections is not enabled as well as
data at rest.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
192539 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM QRadar 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 7
IBM QRadar 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 GA
QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.3.3 Patch 8
QRadar / QRM / QVM / QRIF / QNI 7.4.3 Patch 1
Workarounds and Mitigations
15 Jul 2021: Initial Publication
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