There is a vulnerability in Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-4104) as described in the vulnerability details section. Apache Log4j v1 is used by OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i for generating logs and diagnostic traces in some of its components. IBM has addressed the vulnerability in OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i by removing Apache Log4j.
DESCRIPTION: Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of untrusted data when the attacker has write access to the Log4j configuration. If the deployed application is configured to use JMSAppender, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/215048 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i||
IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now.
The IBM i PTF numbers containing the fix for the CVE:
|OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i Release||IBM i Release||PTF Number|
Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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09 March 2022: Initial Publication
06 May 2022: Updated to include IBM i Release 7.5 (V1R6M0) fix information
*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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06 May 2022