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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM has released 7.3.1 Patch 4 in response
to the vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.
25 May 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-5754 CVE-2017-5753 CVE-2017-5715
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Security Bulletin: IBM QRadar SIEM has released 7.3.1 Patch 4 in response to
the vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.
More support for: IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Software version: 7.3
Operating system(s): Linux
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 2016636
Modified date: 24 May 2018
IBM has released the following 7.3.1 Patch 4 for IBM QRadar SIEM in response
to CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754
Affected Products and Versions
IBM QRadar SIEM 7.3.0 - 7.3.1 Patch 3
IBM QRadar Risk Manager 7.3.0-7.3.1 Patch 3
IBM QRadar Vulnerability Manager 7.3.0 - 7.3.1 Patch 3
IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.3.0 - 7.3.1 Patch 3
QRadar/QRM/QVM/QRIF/QNI 7.3.1 Patch 4
For IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1 IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version
/release/platform of the product.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Please note in order to mitigate CVE-2017-5715 Spectre Variant #2, microcode
will need to be updated on all appliances along with the Kernel update that is
included in the QRadar Patch. Please see the links below for available
For Lenovo Appliances, see:
Lenovo x3550 M5 and Lenovo x3650 M5
For Dell Appliances, see:
For Dell R630 and R730 appliances select your Operating System and Download
Version 2.7.1 BIOS
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