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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Log4j may affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Container Backup and Restore for Kubernetes and OpenShift (CVE-2021-44832)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A vulnerability in Apache Log4j could result in remote code execution. This vulnerability may affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Container backup and restore for Kubernetes and OpenShift due to its use of the Strimzi operator. The below fix package includes Apache Log4j 2.17.1.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-44832
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker with permission to modify the logging configuration file to execute arbitrary code on the system. By constructing a malicious configuration using a JDBC Appender with a data source referencing a JNDI URI , an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute remote code.
CVSS Base score: 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216189 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Container Backup and Restore for Kubernetes10.1.9.0-10.1.9.2
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Container Backup and Restore for OpenShift10.1.9.0-10.1.9.2

 

Remediation/Fixes

Note:  The below fix package includes Log4j 2.17.1  Customers running 10.1.9.0, 10.1.9.1, or 10.1.9.2 will need to uninstall before installing 10.1.9.3.

IBM Spectrum Protect
Plus
Affected Versions
Fixing
Level
PlatformLink to Fix and Instructions
10.1.9.0-10.1.9.210.1.9.3Linux

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6487159

Note that customers running 10.1.9.0, 10.1.9.1, or 10.1.9.2 will need to uninstall before installing 10.1.9.3.

 

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

 

None.

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

31 January 2022: 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:
31 January 2022

UID

ibm16540860