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Security Bulletin: Apache-Log4j (Publicly disclosed vulnerability)

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in Apache-Log4j that impacts IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-17571
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper deserialization of untrusted data in SocketServer. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)                                   Version(s)             
IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager7.3.0.0 -



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  • The above eFix is created to be installed on the FixPack only, without any previously applied eFixes.
  • In case there are existing fixes on (ls -rlt etc/efix*) or if an eFix is required for any other TADDM version, please contact IBM Support and open a case for a custom version of this eFix - include the current eFix level (ls -rlt etc/efix*), TADDM version and a link to this bulletin.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The property "com.collation.performance.measure" can be configured as false or can be removed from the file in order to avoid impact of this vulnerability.

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Change History

16 Jul 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
12 August 2020