13/12/2021 Security Advisory
Ethan Magnet

SHS Viveon Log4J Security Advisory Page

Since its discovery, SHS Viveon is actively following the security vulnerability in the open-source Apache “Log4j 2″ utility (CVE-2021-44228). We are currently assessing the potential impact of the vulnerability for SHS Viveon products and services. This is an ongoing event and we will continue to provide updates on this page and through our customer communications channels. This advisory page will be constantly be updated to always include the most up-to-date information on our assessment and mitigation. 

Background: The Apache Log4j utility is a commonly used component for logging requests. On December 9, 2021, a vulnerability was reported that could allow a system running Apache Log4j version 2.14.1 or below to be compromised and allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. 

On December 10, 2021, NIST published a critical Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure alert, CVE-2021-44228. More specifically, Java Naming Directory Interface (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 remote servers when message lookup substitution is enabled.

Product and service-spefic information:

DebiTEX: Advisory page for DebiTEX customers (on-premise)

RiskSuite: Advisory page for RiskSuite customers (on-premise)

DebitTEX / Risksuite hosted by SHS Viveon: Advisory Page for customers hosted by SHS Viveon