A vulnerability in Apache Log4j could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability may affect the Help system in IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center.
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
|IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center||8.1.0.000-8.1.13.000|
IBM strongly recommends addressing this vulnerability now by upgrading to the fixed level instead of using the manual process described under Workarounds and Mitigations section.
Note: The below fix packages included Log4j 2.16.
|IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center Affected Versions||Fixing|
|Platform||Link to Fix and Instructions|
Workarounds and Mitigations
Manual Procedure to Update the Help system
The Help system shipped along with the Operations Center includes the affected log4j versions. To manually update the Help system:
1. Download the following from Apache:
Apache Log4j 2 binary(zip) apache-log4j-2.16.0-bin.zip
2. Stop the Operations Center service (which also stops the Help system)
AIX - /opt/tivoli/tsm/ui/utils/stopserver.sh
8.1.9 and Lower (including v7) - service opscenter.rc stop
8.1.10 and higher - systemctl stop opscenter.service
Windows - From the Services window, stop the IBM Spectrum® Protect Operations Center service.
4. Unzip the apache-log4j-2.16.0-bin.zip
5. From the unzipped directory apache-log4j-2.16.0-bin copy the log4j2.16 jars and remove the earlier ones
AIX and Linux - /opt/tivoli/tsm/ui/Liberty/usr/servers/guiServer/apps/TSM_HELP.war/WEB-INF/lib/
Windows - c:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\\ui\Liberty\usr\servers\guiServer\apps/TSM_HELP.war/WEB-INF/lib\
7. Restart OC service
AIX - /opt/tivoli/tsm/ui/utils/startserver.sh
8.1.9 and Lower (including v7) - service opscenter.rc start
8.1.10 and higher - systemctl start opscenter.service
Windows - From the Services window, start the IBM Spectrum® Protect Operations Center service.
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
15 December 2021: Initial Publication
16 December 2021 - Updated Remediation/Fixes by adding fixes (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199)
20 December 2021: Updated Remediation/Fixes section to indicate that all fix packages included Log4j 2.16
*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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20 December 2021