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Intel® Product Advisory for Apache Log4j2 Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-44228 & CVE-2021-45046)

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00646
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service
Severity rating: CRITICAL
Original release: 12/14/2021
Last revised: 12/21/2021

Summary:

Security vulnerabilities in Apache Log4j2 for some Intel® products may allow escalation of privilege or denial of service. Intel is releasing product updates to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-44228 (Non-Intel issued)

Description: JNDI features in Apache Log4j2 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via network access.

CVSS Base Score: 10.0 Critical

CVSS Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

CVEID: CVE-2021-45046 (Non-Intel issued)

Description: It was found that the fix to address CVE-2021-44228 in Apache Log4j 2.15.0 was incomplete in certain non-default configurations

CVSS Base Score: 3.7 Low

CVSS Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

 

Product Matrix:

The Intel product portfolio is under investigation to determine if the products are affected by CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 which are mitigated by Apache log4j version 2.16, or higher.  Intel will be updating this table as the investigation proceeds. Intel is aware that there may be additional security vulnerabilities mitigated in future versions of Apache log4j which may impact Intel products. Intel recommends that users of these products check for updates on a regular basis.

Product Status Recommendations (when available)*

Intel® Audio Development Kit

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® Datacenter Manager

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® oneAPI sample browser plugin for Eclipse

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® System Debugger

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® Secure Device Onboard

Affected

https://github.com/secure-device-onboard/release/releases/tag/v1.10.4

https://github.com/secure-device-onboard/release-fidoiot/releases/tag/v1.0.1

Intel® Genomics Kernel Library   Affected Patch pending
Intel® System Studio Affected Patch pending
Computer Vision Annotation Tool maintained by Intel® Affected Patch pending
Intel® Sensor Solution Firmware Development Kit Affected Patch pending
Intel® Edge Controls for Industrial Affected Patch pending
Optimized Analytics Package Affected Patch pending
Intel QAT Codec Affected Patch pending
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots Affected Patch pending
Intel® Data Center Manager Affected Patch pending
Clear Linux* Project Affected https://download.clearlinux.org/current/
Black Key Provisioning Service Affected Patch pending
intel-device-resource-mgt-lib Affected Patch pending
Intel® Sensor Hub (ISH) Firmware Development Kit Affected https://www.intel.com/content/www/cn/zh/secure/design/confidential/software-kits/kit-details.html?kitId=709426&s=Newest
Intel® oneAPI DL Framework Developer Toolkit for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit NDA for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit NDA for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit for LinuxPatch pending Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI Toolkits on Docker Hub Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler for Linux Affected Patch pending
Intel® oneAPI Compiler NDA for Linux Affected Patch pending

*Please review all recommendations for all available update options.

Affected Intel® Developer Containers:

The Intel® Developer Containers portfolio is under investigation to determine if the products are affected by CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 which are mitigated by Apache log4j version 2.16, or higher.  Intel will be updating this table as the investigation proceeds. Intel is aware that there may be additional security vulnerabilities mitigated in future versions of Apache log4j which may impact Intel products. Intel recommends that users of these products check for updates on a regular basis.

Product Status Recommendations (when available)*

Intel® oneAPI DL Framework Developer Toolkit

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® oneAPI®  HPC Toolkit

Affected

Patch pending

Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit

Affected

Patch pending

*Please review all recommendations for all available update options.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel® products listed above to the latest mitigated version (see provided tables).

Intel recommends using the Apache Log4j mitigations or workarounds for any affected products that cannot be updated or that do not have an updated product version:
https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/security.html

Acknowledgements:

These issues were found externally and were publicly disclosed as CVE-2021-44228 & CVE-2021-45046 in December 2021. Intel learned of these issues at that time.

Intel, and nearly the entire technology industry, follows a disclosure practice called Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), under which a cybersecurity vulnerability is generally publicly disclosed only after mitigations are available.

Revision Date Description
1.0 12/14/2021 Initial Release

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