#VU58816 Code Injection in Apache Log4j

Published: 2021-12-10 | Updated: 2023-05-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58816

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-44228


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Apache Log4j
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Apache Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing LDAP requests. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note, we are aware of attackers exploiting the vulnerability in the wild.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Log4j: 2.0 - 2.14.1

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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