openSUSE 15 Security Update : log4j12 (openSUSE-SU-2021:1612-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156276



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2021:1612-1 advisory.

- JMSAppender in Log4j 1.2 is vulnerable to deserialization of untrusted data when the attacker has write access to the Log4j configuration. The attacker can provide TopicBindingName and TopicConnectionFactoryBindingName configurations causing JMSAppender to perform JNDI requests that result in remote code execution in a similar fashion to CVE-2021-44228. Note this issue only affects Log4j 1.2 when specifically configured to use JMSAppender, which is not the default. Apache Log4j 1.2 reached end of life in August 2015. Users should upgrade to Log4j 2 as it addresses numerous other issues from the previous versions. (CVE-2021-4104)

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


Update the affected log4j12, log4j12-javadoc, log4j12-manual and / or log4j12-mini packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156276

File Name: openSUSE-2021-1612.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/25/2021

Updated: 11/22/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-4104


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:log4j12, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:log4j12-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:log4j12-manual, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:log4j12-mini, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4104

IAVA: 0001-A-0650, 2021-A-0573