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On Mon, 13 Dec 2021 at 15:33, Bruno Bossola <bbossola@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Hi all,

    Please make sure that this is known across your JUGs / companies and the information is passed around properly. A new zero-day has been discovered in Apache Log4j, is actively exploited in the wild, and looks awful. It will be filed as CVE-2021-44228, see our blog post if you want more info, I will drop some info here.

    The problem:
    This vulnerability allows the attacker to remotely execute code on your system, with the ability to get complete control of the underlying servers.

    Upgrade all instances of log4j-core to version 2.15:

    Alternatively, launch the JVM with this parameter:
    (useful for example for Jenkins or similar installations where you do not control the code directly)

    Some people also suggest patching the library class directly but I would not do that.

    As you may have hinted, this is big. Apache Log4j is used by A LOT of libraries and frameworks themselves, so please make sure you are safe.



    The latest version of Apache Struts, 2.5.28, uses by default Log4j 2.12.21 (vulnerable), so the story may repeat itself ;)

    Bruno Bossola
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