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Security Bulletin: Log4JShell Vulnerability affects IBM SPSS Modeler (CVE-2021-44228)

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in the version of Log4j that was included in IBM SPSS Modeler. This vulnerability has been addressed.

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)
IBM SPSS Modeler18.3
IBM SPSS Modeler18.2.2


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by applying the following fixes.

Product VRMFAPAR          Fixes         
 IBM SPSS Modeler PH4278218.3.0.0 - win64 - MacOS64 - Linux64 - zLinux64 - pLinux64 - Premium - IFIX - Premium

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Change History

13 Dec 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 December 2021