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Security Bulletin: Log4j vulnerability affects IBM Cloud Pak for Data System 2.0

Security Bulletin


Log4j is used by IBM Cloud Pak for Data System 2.0 in openshift-logging. This bulletin provides a remediation for the reported Apache Log4j vulnerability, CVE-2021-44228.

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 Cloud Pak for Data System 2.0 -

Openshift Container Platform 4 -


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerabilities now by applying following remediation


ProductVRMFRemediation / Fix

IBM Cloud Pak for Data System 2.0 - Openshift Container Platform 4 Link to Fix Central


Please follow the steps given in release notes to apply above remediation.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

15 Jan 2022: 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


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 January 2022