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Security Bulletin: IBM Planning Analytics 2.0: Apache log4j Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

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Summary

Within IBM Planning Analytics 2.0, only the IBM Planning Analytics Workspace component of IBM Planning Analytics is affected by a security vulnerability. Apache Log4j is used by IBM Planning Analytics Workspace as part of its logging infrastructure. This bulletin addresses the exposure to the Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-44228
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to protect against attacker controlled LDAP and other JNDI related endpoints by JNDI features. By sending a specially crafted code string, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load arbitrary Java code on the server and take complete control of the system. Note: The vulnerability is also called Log4Shell or LogJam.
CVSS Base score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214921 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.57 and higher

Remediation/Fixes

This Security Bulletin is applicable to IBM Planning Analytics 2.0. 

If you have one the listed affected versions, it is strongly recommended that you apply the most recent security update:

This vulnerability has already been addressed for IBM Planning Analytics on Cloud and no further action is required.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

14 Dec 2021: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 December 2021

UID

ibm16525700