There is a Vulnerability in Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) which is used by "IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (PUB)" and "Rational Publishing Engine (RPE)."
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
The Knowledge Center Component for a Locally installed Help Server (KCCI) that is (optionally) installed and configured for the following products: "IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (PUB)" (7.0,7.0.1,7.0.2) and "Rational Publishing Engine (RPE)" (6.0.6, 220.127.116.11) will need to be updated. Find the version corresponding to your offering, click the link and download the patch and readme.txt. Follow the instructions in the readme.txt file to Update.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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16 Dec 2021: Initial Publication
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17 December 2021