There is a vulnerability in the Apache Log4j open source library used by IBM OpenPages with Watson. This affects the IBM OpenPages logging framework. This vulnerability has been addressed.
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
In regards with CVE-2021-44228 , this affects only IBM OpenPages with Watson 220.127.116.11
IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading.
A fix has been created for the affected version of the named product. Fixes and installation instructions are provided at the URL listed below:
IBM OpenPages with Watson 18.104.22.168
- Apply 22.214.171.124 Interim Fix 1 (126.96.36.199.1)
Workarounds and Mitigations
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13 Dec 2021: 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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17 December 2021