Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Log4j RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 161213


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Unified Intelligence Center is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

- Apache Log4j2 2.0-beta9 through 2.15.0 (excluding security releases 2.12.2, 2.12.3, and 2.3.1) JNDI features used in configuration, log messages, and parameters do not protect against attacker controlled LDAP and other JNDI related endpoints. An attacker who can control log messages or log message parameters can execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message lookup substitution is enabled. From log4j 2.15.0, this behavior has been disabled by default. From version 2.16.0 (along with 2.12.2, 2.12.3, and 2.3.1), this functionality has been completely removed. Note that this vulnerability is specific to log4j-core and does not affect log4net, log4cxx, or other Apache Logging Services projects.

Please see the included Cisco BID and Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Apply the patch or upgrade to the version recommended in Cisco bug ID CSCwa46525.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 161213

File Name: cisco-sa-apache-log4j-qRuKNEbd-cuic.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 5/16/2022

Updated: 2/17/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44228


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:unified_intelligence_center

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco Unified Intelligence Center (CUIC), Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/23/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2021

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 12/24/2021

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44228