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Security Bulletin: Log4Shell Vulnerability affects IBM SPSS Statistics (CVE-2021-44228)

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There is a vulnerability in the version of Log4j that is part of IBM SPSS Statistics. IBM SPSS Statistics has addressed this 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: 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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
SPSS Statistics28.0.1
SPSS Statistics27.0.1
SPSS Statistics26.0
SPSS Statistics25.0


Affected Product(s)Version(s)Fixes
SPSS Statistics28.0.1Statistics 28.0.1-IF009
SPSS Statistics27.0.1Statistics 27.0.1-IF023
SPSS Statistics26.0Statistics
SPSS Statistics25.0Statistics

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

13 Dec 2021: Initial Publication
7 Feb 2022: Update IF links

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
07 February 2022