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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Log4j affects IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management (CVE-2021-44228)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in Apache Log4j could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability may affect the Help system in IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management

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 Spectrum Copy Data Management2.2.14.0


IBM strongly recommends addressing this vulnerability now by upgrading.

Note:  The below fix package included Log4j 2.15.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management
Affected Versions
PlatformLink to Fix and Instructions


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

17 December 2021: Initial Publication
20 December 2021: Updated Remediation/Fixes section to indicate that the fix package included Log4j 2.15
21 December 2021: Updated Affected Versions - only  is affected

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
21 December 2021