#VU59691 SQL injection in Apache Log4j

Published: 2022-01-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59691

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-23305


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Apache Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries in database.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the JDBCAppender. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and execute arbitrary SQL commands within the application database.

Note, a non-default configuration with enabled JDBCAppender is required to exploit the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is resolved in Apache Log4j 2.x branch.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Log4j: 1.2.1 - 1.2.17

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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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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