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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Guardium is vulnerable to a denial of service vulnerability in Apache log4j2 component (CVE-2021-45105 & CVE-2021-45046)

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Summary

IBM Security Guardium is vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability in Apache Log4j 2 component. IBM Security Guardium has addressed the vulnerabilities with an upgrade.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-45105
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to protect from uncontrolled recursion from self-referential lookups. A remote attacker with control over Thread Context Map (MDC) input data could craft malicious input data that contains a recursive lookup to cause a StackOverflowError that will terminate the process. Note: The vulnerability is also called LOG4J2-3230.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/215647 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-45046
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could result in remote code execution, caused by an incomplete fix of CVE-2021-44228 in certain non-default configurations. When the logging configuration uses a non-default Pattern Layout with a Context Lookup, an attacker with control over Thread Context Map (MDC) input data can craft malicious input data using a JNDI Lookup pattern to leak sensitive information and remote code execution in some environments and local code execution in all environments.
CVSS Base score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/215195 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Security Guardium10.5
IBM Security Guardium10.6
IBM Security Guardium11.0
IBM Security Guardium11.1
IBM Security Guardium11.2
IBM Security Guardium11.3
IBM Security Guardium11.4

Remediation/Fixes

IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading.

Guardium 11.3 customers have multiple choices based on their current bundle level.  See details under the 11.3 section below.

 

 Product

Versions Fix
IBM Security Guardium10.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=10.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_10.0p547_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=10.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_10.0p1014_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium10.6

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=10.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_10.0p685_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=10.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_10.0p1014_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium11.0

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p42_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium11.1

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p152_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium11.2

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p265_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium11.3

Customers on 11.0p300 should apply SqlGuard_11.0p311_CVE-2021-45105:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p311_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

Customers on 11.0p325 or 11.0p330 should apply SqlGuard_11.0p336_CVE-2021-45105:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p336_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

Customers on 11.0p340 should apply SqlGuard_11.0p347_CVE-2021-45105:

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p347_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

IBM Security Guardium11.4

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p405_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

and also fix

http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=IBM%20Security&product=ibm/Information+Management/InfoSphere+Guardium&release=11.0&platform=Linux&function=fixId&fixids=SqlGuard_11.0p1013_CVE-2021-45105&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

23 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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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 January 2022

UID

ibm16537142