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Security Bulletin: Apache Log4j Vulnerability Affects IBM Transformation Extender (CVE-2021-44228)

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IBM Sterling Transformation Extender is impacted by Log4j2 security vulnerability, CVE-2021-44288, where an attacker can control log messages or log message parameters can execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message lookup substitution is enabled. Mitigation steps are posted below while final fix images are pending.

CVE(s): CVE-2021-44228

Affected product(s) and affected version(s):

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Transformation Extender
IBM Transformation Extender,
IBM Transformation Extender


NOT Applicable Releases:

This security vulnerability is NOT applicable for the following releases of the product and all associated Industry and Enterprise Packs:

  a) WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.4.1.x (where x = { 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 })

  b) IBM Transformation Extender 9.0.0.x       (where x = { 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 })

  c) IBM Transformation Extender  

Also, not applicable to the following certified container releases:

  a) IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Certified Containers 10.0.0

  b) IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Certified Containers 10.0.1.x (where x = { 0 | 1 | 2 })

  c) IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Runtime Server 10.0.3

NOTE: Applicable to environments where Design Server and Runtime REST API server are used to design and run maps and flows in the environment. All other design and runtime environments are not affected. In other words, Design Studio, Command Server, Launcher, RMI Server and API environments are not affected by this security vulnerability.

Refer to the following reference URLs for remediation and additional vulnerability details:  
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