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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: 01/12/2022

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: 9.0 Critical 

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

 

Product Matrix:

Intel’s top priority remains the security of our clients and products. Product teams are releasing remediations for Log4j 2.x as quickly as possible, moving to the latest version available when developing mitigations.


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. The vulnerabilities in Apache Log4j identified by CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 involve Java-based logging software. As such, Intel hardware products and graphic driver products are not affected.


While Intel has completed our initial scanning efforts, with so much active industry research on Log4j, mitigation and remediation, recommendations will continue to evolve. We are actively assessing the latest Log4j developments and will share updates accordingly. Please continue to check this advisory for updates.

Product Status Recommendations (when available)*
Intel® Datacenter Manager

Updated with patch

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/645992/28894/intel-data-center-manager-intel-dcm-console.html?cache=0

Intel® Secure Device Onboard

Updated with patch

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

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

Intel® Genomics Kernel Library   Updated with patch https://github.com/Intel-HLS/GKL/releases/tag/0.8.9
Computer Vision Annotation Tool maintained by Intel® Updated with patch https://github.com/openvinotoolkit/cvat
Optimized Analytics Package Updated with patch https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/intel/intel-optimized-ml
Intel QAT Codec Updated with patch https://github.com/Intel-bigdata/IntelQATCodec/releases/tag/Release-V2.3.0
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/topic-technology/edge-5g/edge-solutions/autonomous-mobile-robots-recipes.html
Clear Linux* Project Updated with patch https://clearlinux.org/downloads
intel-device-resource-mgt-lib Updated with patch https://github.com/intel/intel-device-resource-mgt-lib
Intel® oneAPI DL Framework Developer Toolkit for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/dl-framework-developer-toolkit.html
Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/base-toolkit-download.html
Intel® oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/ai-analytics-toolkit-download.html
Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/iot-toolkit-download.html
Intel® oneAPI Toolkits on Docker Hub Updated with patch https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi
Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/toolkits.html
Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit for Linux Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/hpc-toolkit-download.html
Intel® System Studio Updated with patch https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/documentation/migrating-from-system-studio-to-oneapi-toolkit/top/transition-from-iss-to-oneapi-dev-tools.html
Intel® Edge Controls for Industrial Updated with patch https://software.intel.com/iot/edgesoftwarehub/download/home/edge_controls_industrial
Analytics Zoo Updated with patch

https://github.com/intel-analytics/analytics-zoo

https://hub.docker.com/r/intelanalytics/analytics-zoo

Intel® Edge Insights for Industrial

Updated with patch

https://software.intel.com/iot/edgesoftwarehub/download/home/industrialinsights

https://github.com/open-edge-insights/eii-manifests/releases

*Please review all recommendations for all available update options.

Affected Intel® Developer Containers:

Product Status Recommendations (when available)*

Intel® oneAPI DL Framework Developer Toolkit

Updated with patch

https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi-dlfdkit

Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit

Updated with patch

https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi-aikit

Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit

Updated with patch

https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi-iotkit

Intel® oneAPI®  HPC Toolkit

Updated with patch

https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi-hpckit

Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit

Updated with patch

https://hub.docker.com/r/intel/oneapi-basekit

*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
1.1 12/17/2021 Additional products included. 
1.2 12/18/2021 Additional products included. 
1.3 12/20/2021 Additional products included. 
2.0 12/21/2021 Updated to reflect product status and new patches. Some product status updated and patch links included. 
2.1 12/22/2021 Updated to reflect product status and new patches. Duplicates removed and updated to proper state. Products removed include: Intel System Debugger, Intel® Sensor Hub (ISH) Firmware Development Kit, Intel® Audio Development Kit. 
2.2 12/23/2021 Updated to reflect product status and new patches. Included additional language to the Product Matrix. Products removed include: Intel oneAPI Sample Browser Plugin for Eclipse
2.3 01/05/2022 Additional products included.
2.4 01/12/2022 Additional products included.

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