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Security Bulletin: Apache Log4j Affects IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent (CVE-2021-4104)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a vulnerability in Apache Log4j used by IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent. IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-4104
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of untrusted data when the attacker has write access to the Log4j configuration. If the deployed application is configured to use JMSAppender, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/215048 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
Sterling Connect Direct File Agent1.4

Remediation/Fixes

Affected Product(s)Version(s)APARRemediation / First Fix
Sterling Connect Direct File Agent1.4n/aApply 1.4.0.2_iFix013, available on IBM Fix Central

For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

15 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:
16 December 2021

UID

ibm16526688