There is a vulnerability in the Apache Log4j open source library. The library is used by IBM CloudPak foundational services which is a dependency of IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps.
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 WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps||All|
The recommended solution involves a component of IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps. The name of the component is IBM CloudPak foundational services (Events Operator). It is recommended to follow the instructions below.
Refer to the following documentation to perform an online installation:
- Installing IBM Cloud Pak foundational services online by using the console
- Installing IBM Cloud Pak foundational services online by using the CLI
If the Approval Strategy is set to Manual in the subscription, IBM Cloud Pak foundational services operator cannot be automatically installed or upgraded. For more information, see Approval strategy. Update to the latest version.
Refer to the following documentation to perform an air-gapped installation:
Workarounds and Mitigations
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16 Dec 2021: Initial Publication
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16 December 2021