RHEL 7 : log4j (RHSA-2017:2423)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102348


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for log4j is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Log4j is a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that when using remote logging with log4j socket server the log4j server would deserialize any log event received via TCP or UDP. An attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted log event that, during deserialization, would execute arbitrary code in the context of the logger application. (CVE-2017-5645)


Update the affected log4j, log4j-javadoc and / or log4j-manual packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102348

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2423.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/10

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:log4j, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:log4j-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:log4j-manual, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5645

OSVDB: 155683

RHSA: 2017:2423