#VU58977 Deserialization of Untrusted Data


Published: 2021-12-15 | Updated: 2022-04-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58977

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-4104

CWE-ID: CWE-502

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Apache Foundation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insecure input validation when processing serialized data in JMSAppender, when the attacker has write access to the Log4j configuration. The attacker can provide TopicBindingName and TopicConnectionFactoryBindingName configurations causing JMSAppender to perform JNDI requests that result in remote code execution.

Note this issue only affects Log4j 1.2 when specifically configured to use JMSAppender, which is not the default.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Log4j: 1.2.1 - 1.2.17


CPE

External links
http://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4104
http://www.cve.org/CVERecord?id=CVE-2021-44228
http://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/pull/608#issuecomment-990494126


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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