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Security Bulletin: A Remote Attack Vulnerability in Apache Log4j affects IBM Common Licensing's License Key Server (LKS) Administration And Reporting Tool (ART) and its Agent

Security Bulletin


There is a high risk Remote Attack Vulnerability in Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) which is used by IBM LKS Administration And Reporting Tool and its Agent. A fix is available to address the vulnerability.

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 LKS Administration & Reporting Tool (ART)9.0
IBM LKS Administration Agent9.0


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading.

Install ART/Agent 9.0 iFix 5 and then apply Log4j iFix 1 from Fix Central.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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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:
17 December 2021