VMware Response to Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046)


##### **1\. Impacted Products** * VMware Horizon * VMware vCenter Server * VMware HCX * VMware NSX-T Data Center * VMware Unified Access Gateway * VMware WorkspaceOne Access * VMware Identity Manager * VMware vRealize Operations * VMware vRealize Operations Cloud (Cloud Proxy) * VMware vRealize Automation * VMware vRealize Lifecycle Manager * VMware Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication * VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Appliance * VMware Carbon Black EDR Server * VMware Tanzu GemFire * VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs * VMware Tanzu Greenplum Platform Extension Framework * VMware Greenplum Text * VMware Tanzu Operations Manager * VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs * VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition * VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle * Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service * Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu * Spring Cloud Gateway for VMware Tanzu * Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes * API Portal for VMware Tanzu * Single Sign-On for VMware Tanzu Application Service * App Metrics * VMware vCenter Cloud Gateway * VMware vRealize Orchestrator * VMware Cloud Foundation * VMware Workspace ONE Access Connector * VMware Horizon DaaS * VMware Horizon Cloud Connector * VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere * VMware AppDefense Appliance * VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension * VMware Telco Cloud Operations * VMware vRealize Log Insight * VMware Tanzu Scheduler * VMware Smart Assurance NCM * VMware Smart Assurance SAM [Service Assurance Manager] * VMware Integrated OpenStack * VMware vRealize Business for Cloud * VMware vRealize Network Insight * VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager * VMware SD-WAN VCO * VMware NSX Intelligence * VMware Horizon Agents Installer * VMware Tanzu Observability Proxy * VMware Smart Assurance M&R * VMware Harbor Container Registry for TKGI * VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App for VMware Cloud Director * VMware vRealize True Visibility Suite ##### **2\. Introduction** Critical vulnerabilities in Apache Log4j identified by CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 have been publicly disclosed which impact VMware products. ##### **3\. Problem Description** **Description** Multiple products impacted by remote code execution vulnerabilities via Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046). **Known Attack Vectors** A malicious actor with network access to an impacted VMware product may exploit these issues to gain full control of the target system. **Resolution** Fixes for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 are documented in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' below. **Workarounds** Workarounds for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 are documented in the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Response Matrix' below. **Additional Documentation** None. **Acknowledgements** None. **Notes** * **2021/12/10**: Exploitation attempts in the wild of CVE-2021-44228 have been confirmed by VMware. * **2021/12/11**: A supplemental blog post & frequently asked questions list was created for additional clarification. Please see: <https://via.vmw.com/vmsa-2021-0028-faq> * **2021/12/13**: Unaffected VMware products can be referred to on the Knowledge Base article: <https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87068> * **2021/12/14:** The Apache Software Foundation notified the community that their initial guidance for CVE-2021-44228 workarounds were not sufficient in removing all possible attack vectors. In addition, a new vulnerability identified by CVE-2021-45046 was published. In response, VMware has aligned with the new guidance and will be updating associated documentation with workarounds and fixes to address both vulnerabilities completely. * **2021/12/17**: The Apache Software Foundation updated the severity of CVE-2021-45046 to 9.0, in response we have aligned our advisory. * **2022/01/07**: A pair of new vulnerabilities identified by CVE-2021-45105 and CVE-2021-44832 have been disclosed by the Apache Software Foundation that impact log4j releases prior to 2.17.1 in non-default configurations. VMware has investigated and has found no evidence that these vulnerabilities are exploitable in VMware products. Going forward new log4j vulnerabilities will continue to be evaluated to determine severity and applicability to VMware products, but will not be referenced in this advisory. VMware products will update open source components (including log4j) to the latest available versions in future releases.

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
vmware horizon KB87073
vmware vcenter server 7.x, 6.7.x, 6.5.x
vmware vcenter server 6.7.x, 6.5.x
vmware hcx N/A
vmware hcx 4.2.4
vmware hcx
vmware nsx-t data center
vmware nsx-t data center
vmware nsx-t data center
vmware unified access gateway 2111.1
vmware workspace one access KB87183
vmware identity manager 3.3.6
vmware vrealize operations KB87076
vmware vrealize operations cloud (cloud proxy) Any
vmware vrealize automation 8.6.2
vmware vrealize automation 7.6
vmware vrealize lifecycle manager 8.6.2
vmware carbon black cloud workload appliance 1.1.2
vmware carbon black edr server 7.6.1
vmware site recovery manager, vsphere replication,,
vmware tanzu gemfire 9.10.13, 9.9.7
vmware tanzu gemfire for vms 1.14.2, 1.13.5, 1.12.4, 1.10.9
vmware tanzu greenplum platform extension framework 6.2.2
vmware greenplum text 3.8.1
vmware tanzu operations manager 2.10.25
vmware tanzu application service for vms 2.6.23, 2.7.44, 2.8.30, 2.9.30, 2.10.24, 2.11.12 and 2.12.5
vmware tanzu kubernetes grid integrated edition 1.13.1, 1.10.8
vmware tanzu observability by wavefront nozzle 3.0.4
healthwatch for tanzu application service 2.1.8
healthwatch for tanzu application service 1.8.7
spring cloud services for vmware tanzu 3.1.27
spring cloud services for vmware tanzu 2.1.10
spring cloud gateway for vmware tanzu 1.1.4, 1.0.19
spring cloud gateway for kubernetes 1.0.7
api portal for vmware tanzu 1.0.8
single sign-on for vmware tanzu application service 1.14.6
app metrics 2.1.2
vmware vcenter cloud gateway 1.x
vmware vrealize orchestrator 8.6.2
vmware vrealize orchestrator 7.6
vmware cloud foundation 4.x, 3.x
vmware workspace one access connector (vmware identity manager connector) KB87184
vmware horizon daas KB87101
vmware horizon cloud connector 2.1.2
vmware nsx data center for vsphere 6.4.12
vmware appdefense appliance N/A
vmware cloud director object storage extension
vmware cloud director object storage extension
vmware telco cloud operations
vmware vrealize log insight KB87089
vmware tanzu scheduler 1.6.1
vmware smart assurance ncm 10.1.6
vmware smart assurance sam [service assurance manager] 10.1.0.x, 10.1.2, 10.1.5,
vmware integrated openstack 7.2
vmware vrealize business for cloud 7.x
vmware vrealize network insight 6.5
vmware cloud provider lifecycle manager
vmware sd-wan vco KB87158
vmware nsx intelligence
vmware horizon agents installer KB87157
vmware tanzu observability proxy 10.12
vmware smart assurance m&r 6.8u5, 7.0u8,
vmware harbor container registry for tkgi 2.4.1
vmware vrealize operations tenant app for vmware cloud director 2.5.1