Vulnerability identifier: #VU59691
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
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
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.