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Security Bulletin: IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor is affected by Apache Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Log4j is used by IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor for generating logs in some components and tools. This bulletin provides a remediation for the reported CVE-2021-44228 by upgrading IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor version to 2.5.1.

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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor2.5.0

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to 2.5.1 or later.

IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor can be installed from OperatorHub page in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform or locally following this link.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

13 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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 December 2021

UID

ibm16526212