Cyber Alert: Apache Releases Log4j Version 2.15.0 to Address Critical RCE Vulnerability Under Exploitation via OCR

OCR is sharing the following guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) about a new remote code execution vulnerability requiring immediate attention. Organizations are encouraged to review the information below and take appropriate action:

Apache Releases Log4j Version 2.15.0 to Address Critical RCE Vulnerability Under Exploitation

Original release date: December 10, 2021

Description: A newly discovered Severe vulnerability in Java logging libraries, Tracked as CVE-2021-44228, allows unauthenticated remote code execution and access to servers. There are reports that this is being actively exploited in the wild and that proof-of-concept code has been published.

Systems Affected: Systems and services that use the Java logging library, Apache log4j between versions 2.0 and 2.14.1 including applications and services written in Java.

Requested Action: Users are urgently encouraged to review the Apache Log4j 2.15.0 Announcement and upgrade to Log4j 2.15.0 or apply the recommended mitigations immediatelyCISA has urged users and administrators to apply the recommended mitigations “immediately” in order to address the critical vulnerabilities. CISA has created a webpage with guidance on addressing this vulnerability.

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