CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2015-1997

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Published: Nov 08, 2015 | Modified: Nov 09, 2015
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
6.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in IBM Security QRadar Vulnerability Manager 7.2.x before 7.2.5 Patch 5 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that insert XSS sequences.

Weakness

The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.0 7.2.0
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.1 7.2.1
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.2 7.2.2
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.3 7.2.3
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.4 7.2.4
Security_qradar_incident_forensics Ibm 7.2.5 7.2.5

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, use anti-CSRF packages such as the OWASP CSRFGuard. [REF-330]
  • Another example is the ESAPI Session Management control, which includes a component for CSRF. [REF-45]
  • Use the “double-submitted cookie” method as described by Felten and Zeller:
  • When a user visits a site, the site should generate a pseudorandom value and set it as a cookie on the user’s machine. The site should require every form submission to include this value as a form value and also as a cookie value. When a POST request is sent to the site, the request should only be considered valid if the form value and the cookie value are the same.
  • Because of the same-origin policy, an attacker cannot read or modify the value stored in the cookie. To successfully submit a form on behalf of the user, the attacker would have to correctly guess the pseudorandom value. If the pseudorandom value is cryptographically strong, this will be prohibitively difficult.
  • This technique requires Javascript, so it may not work for browsers that have Javascript disabled. [REF-331]

References