Scientific Linux Security Update : log4j on SL6.x, SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2021:5206)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159006


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Scientific Linux 6 / 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SLSA-2021:5206-1 advisory.

- log4j: Remote code execution in Log4j 1.x when application is configured to use JMSAppender (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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159006

File Name: sl_20211220_log4j_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/17/2022

Updated: 11/6/2023

Supported Sensors: 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: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:log4j, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:log4j-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:log4j-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:log4j-manual

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: 12/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4104

IAVA: 2021-A-0573

RHSA: RHSA-2021:5206