Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability has been identified in Apache Log4j library shipped with IBM License Metric Tool v9 (CVE-2021-44228).


## Summary There is a vulnerability in Apache Log4j used by VM Manager tool component which is a part of IBM License Metric Tool infrastructure. This vulnerability has been addressed. ## Vulnerability Details ** CVEID: **[CVE-2021-44228](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-44228>) ** DESCRIPTION: **Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to protect against attacker controlled LDAP and other JNDI related endpoints by JNDI features. By sending a specially crafted code string, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load arbitrary Java code on the server and take complete control of the system. Note: The vulnerability is also called Log4Shell or LogJam. CVSS Base score: 10 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214921](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214921>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H) ## Affected Products and Versions **Affected Product(s)**| **Version(s)** ---|--- IBM License Metric Tool| - ## Remediation/Fixes **IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading.** Remediation procedure requires two step process : 1\. Upgrade ILMT Server to version 9.2.26 or later using the following procedure: <https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/license-metric-tool?topic=tool-upgrading-latest-version> 2\. Upgrade all installed VM Manager tools to version 9.2.26 or later using the following procedure: <https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/license-metric-tool?topic=tool-upgrading-vm-manager> ## Workarounds and Mitigations Following Tech Note describes a valid workaround if an immediate VM Manager Tool Upgrade is not possible : <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6525762> ## Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins Subscribe to [My Notifications](< http://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/einfo.html>) to be notified of important product support alerts like this. ### References [Complete CVSS v3 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/user-guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v3](<http://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) Off ## Related Information [IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal](<http://www.ibm.com/security/secure-engineering/bulletins.html>) [IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog](<http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt>) Following list details all components of IBM License Metric Tool infrastructure and potential impact of this Log4j vulnerability : * Affected components: VM Manager Tool in version - (all deployment types) Notice : License Metric Tool server in versions below contain log4j library in version 1.x VM Manager Tool in version below contain log4j library in version 1.x * Please note that Log4j 1.x has reached end of life and is no longer supported. Vulnerabilities reported after August 2015 against Log4j 1.x were not checked and will not be fixed. Users should upgrade to Log4j 2 to obtain security fixes. Version 1 of log4j is vulnerable to other RCE attacks, and if you're using it you need to migrate to 2.15.0. * Not affected components: License Metric Tool server in version or later. ## Acknowledgement ## Change History 13 Dec 2021: Initial Publication *The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin. ## Disclaimer Review the [IBM security bulletin disclaimer and definitions](<https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6610583#disclaimer>) regarding your responsibilities for assessing potential impact of security vulnerabilities to your environment. ## Document Location Worldwide [{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU059","label":"IBM Software w\/o TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SS8JFY","label":"IBM License Metric Tool"},"Component":"","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"9.2","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB45","label":"Automation"}}]

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
ibm license metric tool 9.2