IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3/7.4 hard-coded credentials

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3/7.4 (Log Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-798. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3 and 7.4 contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. IBM X-Force ID: 196075.

The weakness was shared 05/05/2021. The advisory is shared at ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-20401 since 12/17/2020. The exploitation appears to be difficult. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/07/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1110.001 for this issue.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (196075).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.5

VulDB Base Score: 2.5
VulDB Temp Score: 2.5
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-798
ATT&CK: T1110.001

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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12/17/2020 CVE assigned
05/05/2021 +138 days Advisory disclosed
05/05/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/07/2021 +2 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-20401 (🔒)
X-Force: 196075

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Created: 05/05/2021 08:45 PM
Updated: 05/07/2021 04:46 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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