Amazon Linux 2 : log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch (ALAS-2021-1732)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156262


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch installed on the remote host is prior to 1.1-13. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2021-1732 advisory.

- The Apache Log4j hotpatch package starting with log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch-1.1-12 will now explicitly mimic the permissions of the JVM attempting to be updated. (ALAS2-2021-1732)

Note that this advisory was updated on 2022-04-18 with a new fixed version 1.1-13.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156262

File Name: al2_ALAS-2021-1732.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/23/2021

Updated: 5/6/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3100


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/22/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 12/24/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3100

ALAS: 2021-1732