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Security Bulletin: IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition is is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution due to Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-4104)

Security Bulletin


Apache Log4j is used by IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition, as part of is logging infrastructure. This fix includes Apache Log4j V2.17.1.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-4104
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: 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

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
Content Manager Enterprise Edition 8.6


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading.

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Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

13 May 2022: Initial Publication
16 August 2022: Fixed link

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 August 2022